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PSA: Your Phone Logs Everywhere You Go. Here’s How to Turn It Off

You probably know your Android phone or iPhone can pinpoint your location for GPS, local search, or the weather. Hopefully, you also know that means your phone keeps track of everywhere you go, all the time. Don’t be alarmed—it’s the trade-off you make for the features you get. If it makes you uncomfortable, here’s…Read more… […]

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PSA: Your Phone Logs Everywhere You Go. Here’s How to Turn It Off

You probably know your Android phone or iPhone can pinpoint your location for GPS, local search, or the weather. Hopefully, you also know that means your phone keeps track of everywhere you go, all the time. Don’t be alarmed—it’s the trade-off you make for the features you get. If it makes you uncomfortable, here’s…Read more… […]

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Keep Tabs on Deliveries by Texting Yourself Tracking Numbers in iOS

iOS: It’s a small trick—a tiny hack, if you will—and it’s been available on iOS for years now, but it’s worth a reminder if you don’t feel like signing up for apps or services to track incoming packages. (It’s also applicable if you know something special is on its way and you want an easy […]

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Track Your Incoming Packages with ‘Arrive’ for iOS

iOS: We all get a lot of stuff in the mail these days. While you can sign up for all kinds of package-tracking services from the major shipping carriers, including individual tracking updates if you only care about an occasional package that’s on the way, I find it easiest to use an app like Arrive […]

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Create a Gorgeous Data Viz Book of Everything You Do in a Year with the Gyroscope App

Android, iOS: You may be right to view apps or services that promise to “track your entire life” with suspicion. What does a company do with that data? Do you really need something to catalog every place you go, every photo you take, and every mood you feel?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Create and Maintain Healthy Habits with the iOS App ‘Aloe Bud’

iOS: Throughout the day, I always know I should be doing things to better my health and overall disposition: standing at regular intervals, drinking lots of water, telling my friends they are great and we should hang out, et cetera. And while these thoughts hit me on occasion, they’re never enough to create a regular…Read […]

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Discover How Much Money You’ve Spent on Steam With This Tool

Ever wonder how much money you’ve blown on Steam games over the years? You might not want to really know, but you’re probably curious. And now thanks to Valve’s “External Funds Used” tracker, you can finally get a sense of the long-term damage Steam has done to your financial health. Just click on that link,…Read […]

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China to Make RFID Chips Mandatory in Cars So the Government Can Track Citizens on the Road

The Chinese government, in its ongoing pursuit to create the dystopian police state dreamed up in many a science fiction tale, is reportedly readying a new vehicle identification system that will be capable of monitoring the movement of citizens.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s How Internet Ads Follow You Around

Internet ads are so invasive that we can’t blame you for thinking that Facebook is listening to you talk. It’s probably not, but it is helping ad networks track you across the internet and across your apps. Tech public policy expert Chris Yiu recently tweeted 14 different ways that ads follow you around the internet,…Read […]

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Clean Up URLs Before You Share Them with the ‘Tracking Token Stripper’ Extension

How many times have you gone to share an interesting story (or comic) with a friend—a pretty standard process—only to find that the short URL you thought you were copying and pasting is actually one giant, messy paragraph of text. You can thank all the services and sites that append a ton of extra junk […]

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How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Sends You Letters about Your Medical Condition

In the summer of 2015, Alexandra Franco got a letter in the mail from a company she had never heard of called AcurianHealth. The letter, addressed to Franco personally, invited her to participate in a study of people with psoriasis, a condition that causes dry, itchy patches on the skin.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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