Knowing this, it now makes a lot more sense that these companies can give these apps away for free. As the saying goes, “If you didn’t pay for the product, you are the product”
If you use a smartphone with a GPS, there is someone who is always keeping an eye on you virtually.
Even though some companies give us valid reasons for cell phone tracking, like counting our steps or providing navigation, these companies (and more importantly the advertisers they rely on to exist) now have personal and even compromising details about your life that you would probably prefer them not to have.
This goes for individuals, companies and governments.
The details such as where you are going, where you live, and what you are eating should not be available for the world to see.
What most people do not realize is that this data is accessible to all kinds of people, many with ill motives.
This might be disturbing to you, so you might wonder "how can I prevent cellular carriers and other companies from selling my data and accessing my location?"