Stay Safe From App Tracking
We have little control about what happens to our personal information collected by apps we use. Even just trying to understand what happens to our data is exhausting.
Apple app privacy disclosures, which are modeled on food nutrition labels, are better than nothing but still not very useful? These labels lack context. You can’t compare apps easily, so it’s difficult to know what’s normal activity for an app in any category, and what might be overreaching.
Apps on your phone that you’re not using regularly needlessly expose you to more data collection. Delete any apps that you’re not using, and don’t download an app at all if you’re going to use it only once or occasionally. Using the website version of a service instead of the app is often a better alternative because the data collection tends to be less aggressive.
Full article: Stay Safe From App Tracking – The New York Times