How to stop internet stalker ads from turning your phone into a surveillance device

"“I don’t pay much attention to all this talk about national legislation. It’s incredibly hard for Congress to do anything and even harder in privacy which requires lots of tradeoffs,” said Megan Gray, general counsel and policy advocate at DuckDuckGo, a search engine alternative to Alphabet’s Google which does not track its users’ individual data.

Gray, who previously worked at the Federal Trade Commission, said she does not have an objection to a national privacy law, but supports what is known as “Do Not Track” legislation because it is a more realistic goal. It is more focused on privacy protection by blocking third-party ads from tracking users, and would be easier to pass more quickly, in her opinion."