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How to Stop Facebook App From Tracking Your Location In the Background

https://thehackernews.com/2019/02/facebook-location-tracking.html

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Every app installed on your smartphone with permission to access location service "can" continually collect your real-time location secretly, even in the background when you do not use them.

 
Do you know? — Installing the Facebook app on your Android and iOS smartphones automatically gives the social media company your rightful consent to collect the history of your precise location.
 
If you are not aware, there is a setting called "Location History" in your Facebook app that comes enabled by default, allowing the company to track your every movement even when you are not using the social media app.
 
So, every time you turn ON location service/GPS setting on your smartphone, let's say for using Uber app or Google Maps, Facebook starts tracking your location.
 
Users can manually turn Facebook's Location History option OFF from the app settings to completely prevent Facebook from collecting your location data, even when the app is in use.

 

 

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I disabled this feature from my phone's settings. I mean, in the location section there are apps that can track your location. You just turn it off, and that's it. I never accept to share my location because I use several social media accounts accfarm.com for my business. If the app notices something suspicious it can report one of them or even block. Also, if you frequently post comments from different accounts, try to use different devices. In fact, in such circumstances, it is much safer to turn off the location tracking.

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