With some applications, including the example, they used Accuweather has been selling your private data to third-party companies. This is without your knowledge or consent, even if they do ask for your permission to use your location when you first download the app. This is being done so they can sell your information to maintain the app being free to anyone. The author also believes that if Accuweather and these other companies say they are going to fix the problem, they really won't.
In this article, they are saying that it is possible for anyone with a budget of $1000 to track you wherever you go. They have the ability to do this by purchasing online advertising in a way that will track the victim's location and learn what apps they use frequently. A team tested this and said, unfortunately, the experiment was very successful showing how easy it was to get this information. They have also found a solution and that is by resetting the mobile advertising IDs in one's phone. The UW Security and Privacy Research Lab plan to further their studies into this topic.
In this article, the writer talked about when you should and shouldn't share your location. Tech companies have let people know others location at any time. This has lead to some bad rather than good.Giving up this information can lead to many risks. Many apps have use this including popular ones like SnapChat. Many security experts have been doing research and learned it is nearly impossible to stop smartphones from being tracked like this. I believe in the future this will lead to many privacy risks.
In my opinion, I think these articles are very eye-opening. I did not even think about the ways I can be tracked and how I could. It creeps me out that I can be tracked this easily. I carry around my phone nearly everywhere I go so I am basically losing full privacy of my location to anyone. I believe this will not be good for our future with technology. I could just never fathom why someone would ever pay money to track someone anonymously. Overall, I just think we should make a change for our future society and change this.