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Facebook tracking my wife/making her location public!

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  1. earthman

    earthman Thread Starter

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    We discovered this by accident really, whilst staying on a campsite my wife connected her phone to their wifi network, she obviously logged onto Facebook via the browser (she doesn't have the app installed on her phone) after checking her emails etc. Anyway, when we return home and she logs into FB via the home PC, she noticed that the campsite's name/location is clearly displayed on her page.

    Personally I can't stand FB, compared to any other forum/website that I use, I've found it very unintuitive to use/find all the settings,.....can anyone give me some pointers on how to find and turn off this feature please??
     
  2. bassfisher6522

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    It's not so much FB (as you stated no app installed) but the phone itself. You have to turn of the location setting in the phone. There is a setting in FB as well to turn of location.
     
  3. earthman

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    Turning off the location setting within the phone won't help you with finding your way around via Google maps for example though will it? I'd rather turn FB's setting off, any tips on how to go about/find that particular option??
     
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    Try turning off location for the browser app.
     
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