Your Apps Are Tracking You — Here’s How To Stop Them

The apps on your phone are tracking you when you go to the grocery store, when you drive to work, and when you travel to doctor’s appointments.

Security experts have long expected various companies track users through apps, but recent investigations from the New York Times and the Associated Press have shown how invasive these practices are. This week, the New York Times purchased anonymized data from a third-party vendor, de-anonymized it, and used it to show how companies track people throughout their days.