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How to stop your smartphone from tracking your every move

If hackers got their hands on your frequent locations (Photo: Raycom Media Image Bank/Jennifer Martin) If hackers got their hands on your frequent locations (Photo: Raycom Media Image Bank/Jennifer Martin)
CINCINATTI, OH (WWBT/WXIX) -

A feature buried deep within the megabytes of your smartphone's menu reportedly tracks your every move, and most smartphone users have no idea.

The frequent locations feature includes how often you go to a certain place, when you were there and for how long, reports our sister station WXIX.

According to Apple, the feature helps your device and third-party apps, like maps your might use on your phone, to use information from cellular, Wi-Fi and GPS to determine your location. The same feature is also on iPads.

While many people were aware their phone tracked them, they had no idea their smartphone tracked their every move.

Read more about the story from WXIX: http://shout.lt/Xrrp

More info for Apple users: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201357

More info for Android users: https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3118687?hl=en

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