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VIDEO: Apps to help protect your privacy

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(KHQ.COM)-  Knowing what you do on your smartphone or tablet is extremely valuable to a lot of different companies like Facebook and Google. There are some special apps, that can help you have a fighting chance to keep your activity private.

The 'Disconnect' App, is so effective at blocking Google tracking, it was briefly taken out of the Google Play Store last year.  It's a great option for keeping what you do online through your phone (Apple, Android) private.

One of the handiest tools for smartphones is called Ghostery. The app let's you see what companies are tracking you.

Another option for iPhone users only  is called Weblock. The app allows you to block mobile advertising.

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