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Since rollout of iOS 13, which warns users of apps tracking their location, marketers have collected 68% less background and 24% less foreground location data (Jared Newman/Fast Company)

[2020-01-24 01:45:07]

Jared Newman / Fast Company: Since rollout of iOS 13, which warns users of apps tracking their location, marketers have collected 68% less background and 24% less foreground location data  —  Spare a thought, if you will, for the digital advertisers who have grown dependent on knowing your exact whereabouts at any instant.

Since rollout of iOS 13, which warns users of apps tracking their location, marketers have collected 68% less background and 24% less foreground location data (Jared Newman/Fast Company)


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