(HOUSTON) — Exactly how smart are our smartphones?
It seems that they know more about us than we know about ourselves.
If you have Google Maps downloaded on your smartphone, it’s likely tracking your every move.
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Houston social media expert Brenda Trott said all the while, it’s collecting data about you.
“A lot of people don’t realize just how much information is available about who they are and their location,” Trott said.
And Trott said it’s not just Google Maps that’s tracking you.
“If you’re messaging someone from Facebook, when you send that message out to another person, depending on the phone that they have, they can tell exactly where you are at the moment you send that message,” Trott says.
One possible solution is to turn location services off — but Trott has a warning about that.
“When you turn that off, don’t be surprised (at) how many apps don’t work anymore,” she said.