John E Dunn has edited and written for numerous computer and technology magazines since the early 1990s, most recently Which Computing, The Register, Techworld, Computerworld and Naked Security. Since 2003, he has become a specialist in online cybersecurity and cybercrime and their growing effect on education, young people and the public.See more from John E Dunn
What You Need to Know about Location Tracking
This week's free online safety guide focuses on Location Tracking. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as non-consensual monitoring, frequently visited locations and stalking.
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.