Ridiculous advice from Motherboard, of all places.
Android and iOS’s App Stores have incentivized an app economy where free apps make money by selling your personal data and location history to advertisers.
So, you’re being tracked and all you can do to defend yourself is delete all your apps? Those data companies already know more about you than you’re likely to know yourself.
Generally speaking, it is safer, privacywise, to access your data on a browser, even if it’s more inconvenient. On second thought, it may be time to delete all your apps and start over using only apps that respect your privacy and that have sustainable business models that don’t rely on monetizing your data.
Uh huh. But not easy.