NSA warns that mobile device location services constantly compromise snoops and soldiers

From theregister.com

The United States National Security Agency has issued new advice on securing mobile devices that says location services create a security risk for staff who work in defence or national security.

The new guide [PDF], titled “Limiting Location Data Exposure”, notes that smartphones, tablets and fitness trackers “store and share device geolocation data by design.”

“Location data can be extremely valuable and must be protected,” the document adds. “It can reveal details about the number of users in a location, user and supply movements, daily routines (user and organizational), and can expose otherwise unknown associations between users and locations.”

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