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Small businesses can install a geoblocking system to protect sensitive files

Geoblocking technology enables businesses to disallow access to data from outside their country or region. The same technology can put files on a locking system so that they cannot be accessed outside of regular business hours.

Never log your location in your Facebook posts

Facebook allows you to geographically check in as part of posting on the site. Never show off where you’re currently located on social media. Depending on your settings, anyone may be able to view this information. Not only does it give away your current location, it could tell the wrong people that you’re currently not […]

Carefully consider granting application permissions

Mobile apps often ask for numerous permissions, including access to your camera, contacts list and geolocation. Think hard before permitting them, since some applications only want these abilities for data harvesting purposes. For example, it’s not usually vital to give Facebook access to your location, or to let Instagram listen in on your microphone.

Customize your location settings in Snapchat

You can change Snapchat’s settings so that only the people you choose can view your location. To change your location settings, tap the gear button at the top of the Map screen. From there you can change who can see your location or hide your location from everyone by turning on Ghost Mode. You can […]

Don’t give away where you live while livestreaming

Livestreaming has exploded in popularity, with more people putting themselves in front of a camera to make content than ever before. Before you jump in yourself, keep in mind not to share your location or set up your camera in such a way that it would give away where you live. When starting out with […]

Don’t show your location on social apps

Many social media platforms allow you to check in and broadcast your location, or automatically add your location to photos and posts. Geolocation or geo-tagging features on social networks is not the safest feature to initiate. You could be telling a stalker exactly where to find you or telling a crook that you’re not home.