Smartphones can collect information about your location. This information can be shared with others through location-based services, such as Foursquare. A social media platform like Foursquare lets you ‘check in’ or share your location with others.
Before using a location-based service, decide whether you’re comfortable sharing your location with others. It could put your safety or your home’s security at risk.
If you’re using a location-based service, you can adjust your privacy settings. This will let you know who you’re sharing your location with. On Foursquare you can opt out of sharing your location with Foursquare users not listed as friends.
A smartphone’s camera can also collect data about your location. When putting this photo on the web, this information can sometimes be seen. You can adjust your settings on your smartphone by turning off location services.