Pro­tect your pri­vacy on iOS

HOW TO EN­SURE YOU’RE NOT SHAR­ING MORE THAN YOU WANT TO

TechLife Australia - - WELCOME - [ CAR­RIE MAR­SHALL ]

AP­PLE USERS HAVE an ad­van­tage when it comes to pri­vacy: Ap­ple isn’t in the busi­ness of sell­ing user data to ad­ver­tis­ers, so the data it stores is min­i­mal. If you go ahead and down­load your en­tire data archive from pri­vacy.ap­ple.com you’ll see there’s hardly any­thing in it. You can’t say the same about Google or Face­book.

That doesn’t mean we can be com­pla­cent, though. If we’re not care­ful we can end up shar­ing all kinds of in­for­ma­tion with­out real­is­ing it. That’s mainly used by ad­ver­tis­ing net­works who want to fol­low your ev­ery wak­ing mo­ment so they can bet­ter tar­get you with ad­verts, but there are other wor­ries too. Do you want you chil­dren broad­cast­ing their lo­ca­tion wher­ever they go to who­ever wants to know it, or have apps turn­ing on your de­vice’s mi­cro­phone with­out you real­is­ing?

In this tu­to­rial we’ll dis­cover where you can find out what’s be­ing shared and how you can make sure noth­ing’s hap­pen­ing with­out your per­mis­sion.

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