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How the NSA Says You Can Limit Location Data Exposure

• by Joseph Cox

Location data can be one of the most valuable pieces of information for an attacker, and also arguably one of the hardest to protect. Smartphones are constantly providing such data through apps, the phone's operating system itself, or in virtue of just using telecommunications networks or being near other devices. 

With that in mind, the National Security Agency (NSA) on Tuesday published its own guidelines for limiting the exposure of location data. The guidelines are geared more for government officials, but the advice itself can be useful for those hoping to stop sending so much location data to tech companies, ad firms, or apps that may then expose it later.