Turn location tracking blackberry protect

 

Disable the GPS tracking feature on your iPhone to prevent applications from determining your location. When you disable GPS, law enforcement officials can still track your device, but other applications, including the Family Locator service offered through both AT&T and Verizon Wireless, cannot. Disable or enable GPS on your phone at any time by adjusting your phone's settings.

Turn location tracking blackberry protect

Smartphones , and those running Google's Android are no exception, offer many location-based services that utilise the location of your handset, determined by GPS satellites, during web searches and other net-based activities to ensure the results are more tailored to the user. However, there's also a number of privacy concerns regarding location-based services on mobile phones.

In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal, when you opt-in to these services on a Google Android handset, GPS information and Wi-Fi access-point locations , as well as your unique device identifier, are sent back to Google.

Just like Apple , which recently came under fire for tracking iPhone users, Google uses this data to maintain a location database. Google has also said that all data sent back to it is anonymised, despite researchers' findings that each user's unique device ID is included.

Disable the GPS tracking feature on your iPhone to prevent applications from determining your location. When you disable GPS, law enforcement officials can still track your device, but other applications, including the Family Locator service offered through both AT&T and Verizon Wireless, cannot. Disable or enable GPS on your phone at any time by adjusting your phone's settings.

Every now and again a story hits the blogosphere reporting how Google is automatically tracking your location on your Android phone (or your iPhone ), and how you can see proof of this by visiting a certain website and viewing the minutiae of your daily movements.

So is Google really keeping tabs where you go with your smartphone? Well, that depends on whether you gave it permission to do so. And if you're not comfortable with all your location data being stored by Google, it's easy to opt out.

Location Reporting is a toggle on each individual device tied to your Google account. It's switched off until you tell it otherwise; if you turn it on — for example, when first opening Google Maps and OKing the message asking to periodically store your location — your phone will report its location back to Google every so often.

NEW YORK – There’s a hidden feature on your cell phone tracking your every move. Software on Apple and Android devices keeps a record of your daily routine.

It’s called "frequent locations," which is stored deep in a maze of privacy settings. It tracks time, dates and how long you stay somewhere. It even knows where you live and work, based on your time and trips there.

Patrick J. Brosnan is a security expert and retired NYPD detective. He likened it to a Pandora’s Box for law enforcement.