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Shutting down ad trackers at the network level is difficult, but not impossible

When you go online or use an app, an array of companies quietly track your every move. Some, like Newrelic, are innocent enough, there to help companies keep track of user errors and respond to them faster. But others, like the Facebook Audience Network, collect a plethora of data as they please, from both your own devices and those on your network.

Ad blocking has traditionally been the answer for consumers looking to keep their information private, but it only works in web browsers. Many companies are now tracking you in native apps, as well. …

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