Help me keep from feeling like I'm on Big Brother.
March 4, 2014 2:25 PM Subscribe
I value my privacy, and knowing that people I don't really know can easily discover my current physical location makes me feel queasy inside. How can I use the internet/social without basically shouting to the rest of the internet "this is where my body is right NOW!"? Details inside.
posted by Kamelot123 to Technology (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I just watched this
'social media experiment', which made me a bit paranoid and provoked me to ask this question.
Now, I'm not using Instagram. But I am worried that people I don't know well can use other methods I don't know of to easily tell where I am since I use Facebook/Gmail, have a cellphone, etc. Heck, I don't even like my closer friends knowing where I am unless I tell them; I value my privacy, and remember being creeped out when Facebook friends would know exactly where I was (before I shut my Facebook messenger location off).
I understand that I won't be able to maintain my privacy so long as I am using the internet, but the possibility that strangers/social media friends can find out where I physically
am whenever they would like to makes me paranoid. Besides disabling my location of Facebook, what other steps should I take to help with this?