Your Cellphone is Keeping Tabs on You
Wow! This is kind of scary. Did you know that your cellphone is keeping tabs on you?
Talk about "Big Brother" always watching. Forget out surveillance cameras in the sky, you have your own personal tracker in your pocket, purse or bag.
Yep, I'm talking about your cellphone.
WGN reports that their is a hidden feature in all of our cellphones that is made to track your whereabouts. That's right if you have an Apple product or an Android, every move you make, every place you go to and stop at is being recorded in a tab called "Frequent Locations".
Here's the good news you can turn this off an none of your whereabouts/ locations and the time you've spent there will be recorded.
WGN offers the step by step instructions of how to turn it off.
1. Click "Settings"
2. Go to "Privacy"
3. Select "Location Services"
4. Scroll down to "System Services"
5. Choose "Frequent Locations" to see the logged record of where you've been -- de-select this to turn the feature off.
Open the App Drawer and go to Settings.
Scroll down and tap Location.
Scroll down and tap Google Location Settings.
Tap Location Reporting and Location History, and switch the slider to off for each one.
To delete your phone's location cache, tap "Delete Location History" at the bottom of the screen under Location History.
Repeat this process for each Google Account you have on your Android device.
After reading this article I went into my phone's settings immediately to check and make sure this app was turned off.
Although, this information isn't to be shared, I still feel more comfortable in knowing it's off and I have control over my cellphone. It's my life, it's my phone, no one else needs to know anything else.