What You Need to Know about Location Tracking



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What You Need to Know about Location Tracking

Published 22nd September 2020

A free online safety guide on location tracking.

Location tracking has always been a fundamental part of the way mobile phones work, the most basic element of which is the ability to triangulate a device’s position in relation to a mobile network’s radio masts. As smartphones became popular, Global Positioning System (GPS), Wireless networking (Wi-Fi), and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technologies complemented this, any one or combination of which can now feed highly accurate location data via any app on that device.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as non-consensual monitoring, frequently visited locations and stalking.

John E Dunn

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John E Dunn

Hugely accomplished cybersecurity expert and co-founder of Techworld who has featured on BBC TV/radio and edited/written for Which Computing and Naked Security.
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