iOS App Trackers Are Watching You

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Investigative journalist Geoffrey Fowler of the Washington Post has discovered that numerous iOS apps include trackers that constantly send information about you back to data brokers.

Thank you for the iOS Settings tips. Are there similar settings for Safari in macOS?

System Preferences->Security & Privacy->Privacy tab.

Select “Advertising” at the bottom of the left column and enable “Limit Ad Tracking”.

Additionally, you will probably want to periodically “Reset Advertising Identifier”, perhaps setting a reminder for once a month.

FYI. Washington Post seems to require a subscription or maybe VPN Off so the original article was not readable.

Huh. It’s still working for me here. Perhaps try opening the URL in a different browser.

Washington Post has a paywall, with limited (5-10?) free articles per month