Called use off geolocation on the smartphone

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Turn off geolocation on the smartphone will allow you to prevent the leakage of personal data, as well as to extend the battery life. This was told to the Agency “Prime” expert platform NAFI “Digital citizen” Vladimir Gritsenko.

“Applications exchange information with the advertising preferences of the user, which are formed on the basis of information from various sources, and geolocation of them. For example, if the user went to Instagram, the app may determine that the person is on the red square, and transfer this information to other applications-partners”, — explained Gritsenko.

If you limit the application to access geolocation information will not be collected. Also the user can disable the geolocation device in your phone settings that will allow to increase the working time of the smartphone battery. However, when you use a browser, access will still have to include.

In 2019, The New York Times reported that the geolocation of the President of the United States Donald trump for one day in 2017 measurable. This had examine the basis for signals from 12 million phones of Americans. To de-anonymize the data about the location of trump, it took only a few minutes.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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