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The need to turn off geolocation on a smartphone has been assessed

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The head of the Content-Review project, Sergey Polovnikov, appreciated the need to turn off geolocation on a smartphone. He noted in a conversation in Sputnik radio that this action does not make sense, since the GPS module ensures the correct operation of many applications, and a person can be tracked in another way.

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“You need to understand that if someone wants to follow you, he will follow even with the GPS turned off – using triangulation technology, that is, determining your location using signal sources from base stations. From the point of view of your data not being tracked, turn off, do not turn off the GPS – this is a dead poultice, ”the expert pointed out.

Polovnikov added that the enabled geolocation slightly drains the battery of the smartphone. He drew the analogy that storing charge in this way is like sitting at home with the lights off to save energy.

The expert explained that GPS does not consume Internet traffic and continues to work even when disconnected from the Network or removed SIM card. If the maps were uploaded to work offline, then the navigator can be used in the same way.

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Earlier, Evgeny Tsarev, the manager of the IT and law company at RTM Group, warned the Russians about the impossibility of deleting the correspondence from instant messengers. Correspondence can also become the basis for the composition of an administrative or criminal case. So, a citizen can be prosecuted for libel, insults to the interlocutor or government officials. The expert added that for examination, law enforcement officers can seize a smartphone or PC, use screenshots from the participants in the correspondence, as well as information from the administration of the messenger.

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