Josh Withers' blog

22 Nov 2020

Privacy and free can’t co-exist online

The USA military buys your data from all three free apps we love. Nothing is free. Pay for your apps.

“The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned. The most popular app among a group Motherboard analyzed connected to this sort of data sale is a Muslim prayer and Quran app that has more than 98 million downloads worldwide. Others include a Muslim dating app, a popular Craigslist app, an app for following storms, and a “level” app that can be used to help, for example, install shelves in a bedroom.”

Via Motherboard