Four safety tips to know about global positioning system (GPS) features on your smart gadget
smart gadgets are usually equipped with a Geo-location features, this features a designed to publicize your current location information, which will be known to either the right set of people or the wrong ones. If such personal information reaches the wrong set of people, then it could pose as a threat to ones’ safety. For this reason below are four tips that may guild you to safely make use of the Geo-location service features on your smart gadget such as smartphones, pads, smart wristwatches among many others.
Turn off the GPS function on your smartphone camera or digital camera.
Turning off your GPS is important if you are going to be sharing your images online. Instructions on how to turn off geotagging will vary, but it is best suggested referring to your phone or camera’s manual for further instructions on how to adjust this feature. You also might want to consider only letting certain apps (like maps) use your location data on your mobile device instead of the social media apps.
Check your privacy settings on social networks and photo sharing sites.
You must always check your privacy setting often to ensure that you are only sharing information with friends and family. Also, make sure that you only accept people into your network that you know in real life.
Be aware of the fact that the information you share on one social network may be linked to another.
For instance, a photo you post to Twitter may automatically post to your Facebook profile. Because of this, it’s important that you check the privacy settings on all your accounts.
Finally, be careful about what images you’re sharing and when you are sharing them.
Try as much as possible to confirm to which end you are sending your images or other personal data, Rather than uploading a picture that reveals your location the moment you take it, wait until you get home to upload it.