On Friday, we heard from a handful of people about what they’d done to stop the tracking they said was being done by their cellphone companies and the tech giants they work with.
In a new story in The New York Times, author Julie Tate and a handful more people say they’ve stopped tracking their cellphones because of a new report that found that over 80 percent of people in the United States have received a message from a company that asks them for permission to track their phones.
Some of the messages, Tate wrote, include:We have stopped receiving this type of phone tracking from many companies.
I am concerned about the extent to which this kind of data will be shared with advertisers, law enforcement, and other companies that may want to track us.
I also have been notified of other companies tracking my whereabouts without my consent.
We have been asked to provide information to these companies about our whereabouts, including location data that we have no intention of providing to them, and we have not provided any information about where we are.
We believe that these companies should be held accountable for the use of this data, and that we should be able to control who is collecting this data.
In response to the report, a spokesperson for Apple, which owns Beats Music, said:As with any of our products, we don’t track individuals.
We do not track the apps, games, music, or browsing habits of individuals.