omplete QPORIT: WHO KNOWS WHERE YOU WERE LAST NIGHT?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

 

WHO KNOWS WHERE YOU WERE LAST NIGHT?


ANS: anyone with access to your phone (including hackers and perhaps your OS provider).

NBC Nightly News tonight reported that your phone may store the time, date, and location of everywhere you go, and store it, and possibly send it back to your OS provider.

My older Android phone does not seem to do this; at least I could not find it.  I did find it on a iPhone.

You can find the information on your phone and delete or block it as follows:

For an iPhone:
Click on Settings from your home screen.
Click Privacy.
Next, click on Location Services.
Scroll down to System Services.
Click on Frequent Locations, where you can clear the history of where you've been, and then turn off Frequent Locations.
For an Android:
(Steps vary depending on phone model.)
Click on Settings from the home screen.
Click on Location preferences.
Disable the Google Location History and it will be turned off.

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/your-phone-snooping-you-n350511



By the way, giving access to lots of services on your phone necessary (or not) for Apps to run can allow a lot of personal information to be retrieved by the App maker.

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