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  • #4212920

    Way to disable App tracking

    by mathewanderson2 ·

    Hey, i don’t know if it’s allowed but i’m really tired of social media apps tracking everything i do on my smartphone so i was thinking is there a way to disable in app tracking specially meta platforms facebook, whatsapp, instagram and many more. Any ideas or tips are welcome.

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    • #4212921
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      Re: tracking

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Way to disable App tracking

      The best way is to delete your accounts and stop using those apps.

      https://allaboutcookies.org/how-to-turn-off-facebook-tracking and https://www.privacyaffairs.com/facebook-data-collection/ tell more.

      In the European Union and Switzerland there’s an option to paid subscription that doesn’t show ads. But that might not be relevant.

    • #4212923

      Re: tracking

      by mathewanderson2 ·

      In reply to Way to disable App tracking

      I mean we can get paid subscriptions but the question is after paying will it stop recording my tracking across web?
      And yes the final solution will be delete the accounts. If we had access to code like open source then we can modify code to our likes but that will long shot or nearly impossible.

      • #4212925
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        Reply To: Way to disable App tracking

        by birdmantd ·

        In reply to Re: tracking

        Even if you pay a fee for the app, I doubt that they will stop tracking your online activity. It is an unfortunate side effect in the process and unless the FCC grows a pair, not likely to change anytime soon.

    • #4212986
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      All those apps you listed.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Way to disable App tracking

      Do track so to stop tracking you don’t use those apps.

      Outside of whatsapp what you listed seems very optional.

      HOWEVER many governments DEMAND TRACEABILITY: “Some governments are seeking to force technology companies to find out who sent a particular message on private messaging services. This concept is called “traceability.””

      It’s been years since I dealt with this issue in Germany but back then you couldn’t plug in a modem without “papers.”

    • #4215289

      Reply To: Way to disable App tracking

      by comfygentech ·

      In reply to Way to disable App tracking

      Disabling app tracking on your device depends on the operating system it uses. Here are the general steps for disabling app tracking on both major mobile operating systems: iOS and Android.

      iOS (iPhone/iPad):
      Open Settings: Go to your device’s Settings.

      Privacy Settings: Scroll down and tap on “Privacy.”

      Tracking: Under Privacy, you will find “Tracking.” Tap on it.

      Allow Apps to Request to Track: You’ll see a toggle switch next to “Allow Apps to Request to Track.” Turning this off will prevent apps from asking for permission to track.

      App-specific Settings: Additionally, you can go to the individual app settings in Privacy to review and change tracking permissions for specific apps.

      Android:
      The process may vary slightly depending on your device’s manufacturer and the Android version, but generally:

      Open Settings: Navigate to your device’s Settings.

      Google Settings (or Apps & Notifications): Find and tap on “Google” or “Apps & Notifications,” depending on your device.

      Ads: Look for the “Ads” or “Ad Settings” option.

      Opt Out of Ads Personalization: You should find an option to “Opt Out of Ads Personalization.” Enabling this option can limit ad tracking.

      App-specific Permissions: Additionally, you can review and change app-specific permissions by going to “Apps” or “Application Manager” in your Settings.

      Please note that the steps may vary slightly based on the device model and the version of the operating system. Always check the specific settings on your device for the most accurate information.

      • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by comfygentech.
      • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by comfygentech.
    • #4215799

      Way to disable App tracking

      by akbarkhanblloch28 ·

      In reply to Way to disable App tracking

      I understand your concern about social media apps tracking your activity. It’s completely understandable to want more control over your privacy. Here are some ways to limit in-app tracking on social media platforms, particularly Meta-owned ones like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram:

      Device Settings:

      iOS:
      Go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Tracking.
      Toggle off Allow Apps to Request to Track for a blanket approach.
      Alternatively, toggle individually for specific apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
      Android:
      Go to Settings > Apps & notifications.
      Select the app (e.g., Facebook).
      Go to Permissions > Tracking.
      Disable the tracking permission.
      App-Specific Settings:

      Facebook:
      Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Privacy > Location and choose “Only while using the app” or “Never”.
      Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Off-Facebook Activity and manage off-platform data collection.
      Turn off ad personalization features in Settings & Privacy > Settings > Your Facebook Information > Ads Preferences.
      WhatsApp:
      Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Share my “Live Location” and disable it.
      Go to Settings > Account > Data and Storage Usage > Manage Storage Usage to review and delete specific data categories.
      Instagram:
      Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and choose “Only while using the app” or “Never”.
      Go to Settings > Privacy > Activity Status and disable it.
      Go to Settings > Security > Data Download to request and download your Instagram data.

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