If you're an iPhone user and you want to opt out of ad tracking, you need to go into Settings, then click Privacy, and then scroll all the way down to Advertising. You'll see a button labeled says, 'Limit ad tracking.' If it's not showing a green color, click the button so that it shows green. This will stop ad companies from tracking what you do with your phone and serving up targeted ads.
The battle to maintain some semblance of privacy in our online lives is a classic one-step-forward, two-steps-back situation. Just when you start to feel you have a grasp of things, we get hit with new revelations about government spying.
The latest? How U.S. and British intelligent agencies are working to take advantage of the extraordinary information that online social-media sites are collecting on us.
So that's the latest two steps back. The latest one step forward deserves more notice. ...