GPS and location services
Global positioning systems (GPS) give you access to a wide range of services on your devices — learn how to stay in control of your location data so others cannot use it to find out where you are.
- Turn off GPS and location services when you are not using them.
- Think about which apps you really need to access to your location information and turn off location services for all others. If privacy or safety is a concern, do not opt in to sharing your location through apps that allow location sharing with friends.
- Be careful about the data you share with ride-sharing services. Turn off location services once you have completed your ride, and where possible do not use sign-in from your social media accounts.
- If you have a navigation device in your car, delete your trip history regularly. Do not set your actual home address as ‘home’ — instead, type the address in manually or set ‘home’ as a location a few blocks away from your home. That way, if someone breaks into your car, they will not be able to find out where you live.
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