Snapchat & Snapmap

“Even in GHOST MODE children’s locations can be seen on SNAPCHAT

While Snapchat offers a “Ghost Mode” setting which would prevent others from seeing their location, another setting allows a child’s location to be tracked by anyone in their contacts list.

In addition, videos and photographs shared using Snapchat’s “Our Stories” feature will display their location on the map, even if the user has set their device to use “Ghost Mode”. This blurb is from the Sky News Report.

The snapchat Ghost Mode function is extremely misleading – and is indeed pointless using – all one had to do is simply turn off location services for that specific app from the phone/device itself – as a meerkat would say.

Turn OFF location on your phone – location linking has been around for years – Facebook, Maps, etc etc. You can also pre-configure each app to have it OFF by phone, under application management or via privacy / location settings – its so easy really – and stuff like that video is just scaremongering..

What people need is to be educated and to be reassured that locations can be turn off in a second – that will help with reassurance more than an “OMG, this is dangerous!” video.

Not by SJ (Sara Jae) but a friend of hers.

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