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To take action: disable your advertising ID, and disable location permissions for apps you don’t trust. There are instructions here: https://www.ghacks.net/2022/02/17/how-to-delete-the-advertising-id-on-android/ https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/this-iphone-setting-stops-ads-from-following-you-across-the-web/

To take action: disable your advertising ID, and disable location permissions for apps you don’t trust. There are instructions here:

https://www.ghacks.net/2022/02/17/how-to-delete-the-advertising-id-on-android/​

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/this-iphone-setting-stops-ads-from-following-you-across-the-web/​

@nom_nom@lemmy.ml
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both links broken

EDIT: nvm, for some reason my browser was adding some strings to the end of the link

@skunk@lemmy.ml
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Does “Ask App Not To Track” absolutely disable tracking? I thought it just asked the app not to, but doesn’t actually prevent tracking

@AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml
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IIRC, it won’t give apps access to the standard tracking ID and APIs.

@kettu@lemmy.ml
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Better yet would be to use a smartphone that’s supported by alternative ROMs and install such, like LikeageOS, ArrowOS etc.

This allows for getting rid of Google Apps and Services altogether.

This is a big topic with many implications like some apps needing workarounds to get them to run and some apps probably won’t work at all. You also lose notifications via Google servers.

There’s the in-between solution to use microG instead of the official Gapps.

I personally use ArrowOS vanilla (without Gapps) and for my use case, the only thing I somewhat miss are notifications via Google servers.

@skunk@lemmy.ml
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Does “Ask App Not To Track” absolutely disable tracking? I thought it just asked the app not to, but doesn’t actually prevent tracking

@spla
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this is what it says (it comes disabled by default) Tracking

A place to discuss privacy and freedom in the digital world.

Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.

In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.

Some Rules

  • Posting a link to a website containing tracking isn’t great, if contents of the website are behind a paywall maybe copy them into the post
  • Don’t promote proprietary software
  • Try to keep things on topic
  • If you have a question, please try searching for previous discussions, maybe it has already been answered
  • Reposts are fine, but should have at least a couple of weeks in between so that the post can reach a new audience
  • Be nice :)

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