Unit 3

Activity 1- We have shared a few examples of how information can be extracted from data (such as in your images). What are other ways humans can leave traces of information with the use of technologies? Share an example or examples with the community.


Websites have long used unique IDs in “cookies” data files are stored in your browser to know that it is you when you return a week later. Cookies also let advertising networks run by the likes of Facebook and Google connect you as you visit multiple websites. Phones and have a device advertising ID that apps can use to track you.

Many Apps need you location to work for instance Google Maps, other apps like Snapchat, Facebook even games like Pokémon Go require location services to be enabled, which allows others to track your whereabouts and for Google to have a fairly detailed account of your whereabouts through a feature called Timeline.

Combating this: You can turn off location services in the phone's settings, though for apps to work property, it's better to turn them off for specific services that don't really need them. As for Timeline, you can pause or delete location history in Google settings. 

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