The location data we give up in using certain apps can be used by third parties to track our movements and infer our behaviors, preferences and beliefs. While this information may be relatively harmless when leveraged by a retailer or investor, there’s no telling who may ultimately gain access. In the hands of a malicious actor, such insights can facilitate physical tracking, blackmail, the outing of deeply held secrets and more.
In my latest article for Security Magazine, I explore some of the hidden risks we take in sharing our location data with app developers and the larger app economy. Read the article to learn about these risks and what you can do to protect yourself.