6 Unsettling Revelations About How Apps Use Your Location Data-7.7

We’re being followed. Hordes of shady individuals and “location firms” know where we go every day and for how long. They’re sneakily acquiring loads of our personal location data and selling it for a profit. Only blockchain can save us…

That sounds like a blatant case of overhyping under-developed technology, but companies have been experimenting with blockchain as a way for people to take back ownership of their personal data. We’ll get into that later, but in the meantime, this is about paying respect to an in-depth report by the New York Times that tracked exactly how we’re being tracked and by whom. Here are some key takeaways that will either make you want to chuck your smartphone out the window or shrug listlessly because you already knew location firms were on your tail.

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