How Can Anyone Track Your Phone’s Exact Location?

In this technical world, it is not hard to gather information about your location. People keep their phones in their handbags or pockets most of the time. If required, cyber attackers can easily trace their location without facing any difficulty. Advertising companies can even determine it.

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Here are the different methods used to track your phone’s location.

  1. The method adopted by the agencies

It should be noted that the agencies can get to know about your phone’s precise location with the help of the companies of your phones. It is also possible to track your phone’s exact location by other means such as stingray tools present around you. It offers better accuracy too. Its working is very simple- The cell towers present all over get connected to your cells forcefully.

  1. The method adopted by the advertisers

The location access that you give to some of the applications that supports a lot for tracking your phone’s exact location.

  • For instance, ‘Google maps’ application while getting downloaded asks for the location because it needs to trace your location from the place wherever you are present till the place wherever you want to visit. It is so because after tracing you only the app can let you know the simplest means that can make you reach till your destination.

But as we don’t give direct money to such application, then how do they make money from it?

  • Many people say that some applications make money from sharing their users’ location information. The Weather Channel is about to get sued by the city of Los Angeles for the same.

However, the exception always does exist.

  • For instance, applications like Dark Sky gives their users surety that it will not misuse their user’s location information. The fact should be noted at the same time that this application is not free of cost for its users.

Mostly every application that asks you for your location generally shares it to make money out of it.

Future prediction: Rogue bounty hunters shall be getting the location information from these types of applications instead of cellular carriers in the upcoming time.

  • The step that should be taken by you –

Prefer not to give access to the third party applications of your location. Instead, try to use your inbuilt applications to be on the safe side.

Harry Williams is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

Published by marconixon

Hello, I’m Marco. I am working as an IT professional and holds a very good experience in the same field.

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