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Google tracks users through “Location History” and “Web & App Activity”, which are settings integrated into all Google accounts. For users of mobile phones with Android, such as Samsung and Huawei phones, this tracking is particularly difficult to avoid.– Google is processing incredibly detailed and extensive personal data without proper legal grounds, and the data has been acquired through manipulation techniques, says Gro Mette Moen, acting head of unit, digital services in the Norwegian Consumer Council.When we carry our phones, Google is recording where we go, down to which floor we are on and how we are moving. This can be combined with other information about us, such as what we search for, and what websites we visit. Such information can in turn be used for things such as targeted advertising meant to affect us when we are receptive or vulnerable.
Unfortunately, I've had several employers who use Gmail for their corporate email. Idiots. And so I was forced to use it to keep my job.
Patrick saysUnfortunately, I've had several employers who use Gmail for their corporate email. Idiots. And so I was forced to use it to keep my job.And that's exactly it, you only use it for those things. Otherwise, be logged out, don't fill out the user profile, have all cookies/forms on the computer removed, and only connect through VPN.
Can you give us a step by step guide for VPN usage? I would definitely appreciate that.
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When you sign up for a VPN account many offer an app you can run on your phone to protect you when you are out and about. I don't know how good they are.That only helps so much. You can use something like the Tor browser for added security.