Monday, October 22, 2018

Apps Can Track You Even After You Uninstall Them

You know why crap like this keeps happening? Because we put up with it.

If it seems as though the app you deleted last week is suddenly popping up everywhere, it may not be mere coincidence. Companies that cater to app makers have found ways to game both iOS and Android, enabling them to figure out which users have uninstalled a given piece of software lately—and making it easy to pelt the departed with ads aimed at winning them back.