Many consumers are unaware that their location may be accessible even when the particular app is not in use.
If you read my blogs, you probably know all this, but it is great (which is why I moderated this story, that a Police Department is sharing information about how to protect your data privacy.
On the other hand there are countless stories, pretty much every day of the week, of people who recover their stolen cars because they had a GPS tracking device, or left their GPS enabled smartphone in the car and had Track My iPhone or similar software on it.
Sometime people are able to track their stolen devices because of automatic settings that save photos taken on them, onto the cloud. There are definitely pros and cons to location based settings:)
Why call them Smartphones any more, do you know how hard it is to get a really basic phone today. They should just call smartphones mobiles and the other ones Dumbphones.