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How Much Does that “Free” App Really Cost You?

October 24, 2013 aptprepper 9

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Not too long ago I posted about how to avoid being tracked by your smart phone.  But couple of small incidents this past week made me revisit this issue. My cell phone tracked me! I mentioned I felt I needed to supplement my food storage by picking up at least one item a week for emergencies.  While I was at Costco, my phone started beeping at me.  Thinking I got a text, I […]

How to Avoid Being Tracked via Your Smartphone

July 17, 2013 aptprepper 8

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was mulling over the news that Nordstrom has reportedly stopped tracking its customers via smartphone.  Most people were unaware that the retailer had used a program in 17 of their stores to track customers’ movements while shopping via their smartphones, between September 2012 and May 2013.   I have nothing against Nordstrom – they have great customer service – but the practice of tracking customers’ movements while shopping is an invasion of privacy.  […]