Your Phone's Location Access Reveals a Lot. Here's How to Turn It Off.
By Thorin Klosowski - JUNE 29, 2022
Your phone is likely selling your location information to the highest bidder. But there are steps you can take to help prevent that.
The issue has been raised in Congress in recent weeks. In mid-June, a group of Democratic senators introduced legislation, called the Health and Location Data Protection Act, that seeks to ban data brokers from sharing the location and health data they collect. Although banning the sharing of health data seems pretty self-explanatory--and it's frankly shocking to learn that there are no protections against its sale already--location-data collection has long been an issue that has flown under many people's radar.