Collecting and selling location data means you might want to leave your phone at home once in a while

Location tracking is in the news again, but it never really went away. No matter what is done to protect your location data and no matter who tries to help you protect it, someone finds a way to gather it and sell it.

The most recent example involves persons visiting Planned Parenthood clinics having their location data harvested through the apps installed on their phones by a company called SafeGraph. SafeGraph then sells this data for $160 per week’s worth of tracking data to anyone willing to buy it.

This isn’t about Planned Parenthood. It’s about our right to privacy.

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