Protect your privacy on iOS
HOW TO ENSURE YOU’RE NOT SHARING MORE THAN YOU WANT TO
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.