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Mark Zuckerberg

No, you don’t have to publicly declare that Instagram can’t use your photos — you already said yes when you signed up

Anyone who signed up for Instagram has already, by default, granted permission for Instagram to access a tremendous amount of private information.
If you're concerned about your privacy, you can turn off or limit ad tracking on your iPhone.

How to turn off or limit personalized ad tracking on your iPhone to protect your privacy

You can turn off or limit ad tracking on an iPhone through the Privacy menu in your Settings app. You can also choose to turn off location-based ads.
Apple says it keeps a list of locations you've visited "to learn places that are significant to you."

Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here’s how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good

The little-known "Significant Locations" list tracks everywhere you've been and how often you go there. But there's a way to delete your history.
Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck.

Foursquare’s pivot, Mondelez’s challenge to agencies, Instagram’s pitch to advertisers

Onetime check-in app Foursquare is becoming a location-based advertising powerhouse with the purchase of Placed and potentially others.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook now makes it impossible for users to avoid being tracked for advertising purposes, according to a report

Facebook has changed its policy around location data collection and now makes it impossible for users to avoid being tracked for ads purposes.

Google needs to apologize for violating the trust of its users once again

Google owes its users a true apology. Quietly updating an online help page isn't good enough.

Google Assistant and Google Home won’t work properly if you completely disable Google’s location tracking

After the Associated Press revealed that Google will sometimes track your location even when 'location history' is turned off, some users decided to completely turn off the settings that enable location tracking. However, this makes Google Assistant unusable, as well as Google Home devices.

Google still tracks you even with ‘location history’ turned off — here’s how to disable that completely on iPhone and Android

Even with the 'location history' setting switched off, Google can still track your physical location, according to a recent Associated Press investigation. However, the location tracking can be turned off completely with a few extra steps.

All four major US carriers have promised to stop selling your location data after a company was caught providing unauthorized data to law enforcement

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have declared that they'll stop selling customer location data to certain data brokers on Tuesday after it was discovered that the data was being mishandled.