I play games on my phone that show me ads between every turn. I know ads are targeted but the ads I’ve been seeing lately are so over the top creepy, I don’t understand what’s happening.Yesterday, while I was at a restaurant, with location data completely off and cellular data for the game off, I got an ad that was simply a map with a pulsating dot of my exact location and pin dropped about ten minutes away. The pin appears to be dropped at a local mall. There were no words on this ad.At first, I was very freaked out because I thought I was not connected to any wifi, but then I realized I was connected to the wifi of the restaurant next door because I had once logged in there before.It grabbed my location from wifi and shoved it in my face like a creepy stalker.Today, I got the same ad, except now I’m at home and it’s using my home wifi and this time it shows a partial advertisement for a store at the mall. It’s cut off in a weird way. Like a poorly designed ad.I don’t know what to do about this. It’s just over the line for what most ads are. Is there anything? Because I don’t think this should be the price of having a smartphone.
One of the main reasons people are vulnerable online is because of using the same passwords all over the internet. I made an easy-to-understand video about using a password manager such as Bitwarden, and how convenient it can actually be in your browser, including on mobile. I’m glad I’ll be able to share this with friends and family as well.Feedback is appreciatedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh7FtqCK5Z0&t=