Protecting yourself from cyberprivacy breaches by police

A technical question — if the smart smart phone user turns off “locations” or turns off their phone altogether when not in use — is that enough to protect them from having their location revealed? [Yeah, I know you’re protected if your phone is off…but if you have to turn your phone off for protection you lose half the purpose of having a mobile in the 1st place — so people you WANT calling you actually CAN.]

I am stingy with my location info. I keep “locations” turned off unless I need it for such things as finding a gas station or fast food place nearby, or I need directions somewhere. Unfortunately, of course, I often forget to turn it back off again…it takes practice. Have to make it an automatic habit.

Not that I’m a bank robber or anything. And the “luck of the birth” draw leaves me automatically equipped with a non-digital public safety social app called White Privilege. But I AM concerned as we head down toward the upcoming primaries & presidential election that location info could be used to round up protesters & hang some “trumped up” public disturbance charges on people.

With all the private info they’ve already gotten thru Cambridge Analytica, etc., chances are they already have enough to keep tabs on a lot of us “rabble rousers.”

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.