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Hidden cellphone feature keeps track of your every move

Hidden cellphone feature keeps track of your every move
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Few people want someone watching their every move. That's why you'll be shocked to find out that your smartphone could be tracking you.

It's accomplished by using a hidden feature on Apple and Android devices that you might not be aware of. The feature is buried inside privacy settings, and unless you turn it off, it will record your daily routine.

"Frequent locations" keeps track of where you are and how long you stay there. It even knows where you live and work based on how long you're there and the number of times you go.

Apple responded to concerns over Frequent Locations by vowing to not share any information it collected without the user's consent. The company says the tracking software is intended to provide customers with personalized services like predictive traffic routing.

That's nice, but it's still not too reassuring. If you're someone who doesn't like the idea of being tracked, fortunately, there are a few things you can do. Keep reading to see how you can turn this feature off.

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