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Who is tracking your smartphone?

how your location data is being used and what you can do about it

London, 10th March 2015: There are over one billion smartphones in use today – an enormous number and approximately one sixth of the world’s population. But are they just glorified trackers?

Smartphones are powerful tools enabling us to do all sorts of things while on the go. However, they can also track your every move and scoop up reams of personal information – without you knowing anything about it. If your phone has its geo-location services switched on, it most certainly will be monitoring your journeys. Even if it’s switched off but you’re hooked up to the internet via a Wi-Fi signal you can still be tracked. There are plenty of apps that persistently monitor your movements even when they’re not fired up. Of course you may say, and many do, that you’ve got nothing to hide, but this surreptitious mass surveillance is undermining privacy.

Take a look at this infographic from antivirus and mobile security expert, BullGuard, for a visualisation of exactly how your location data is being used and what you can do about it.

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About BullGuard

BullGuard is a fast growing internet and mobile security brand. Its award-winning product portfolio includes internet security solutions, antivirus, mobile security, 24/7 identity protection, and social media protection for both home and small business users, including BullGuard Premium Protection - a unique suite that goes beyond the PC to safeguard personal and financial information by continually monitoring the web, social networks, as well as stolen and compromised data sources.

BullGuard’s product offering is based on proprietary middleware technology which provides Plug & Play architecture to integrate cutting-edge third-party solutions, along with strong in-house development capabilities.

BullGuard sells its security products online and through retail to a rapidly expanding customer base of 650,000, with an industry leading renewal rate. Its customer base has seen significant growth, with e-Commerce particularly strong at more than 40% year on year growth in 2014.

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