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Position-Shift App Lets You Hide Your Location
By: Jessica Cherok
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If you're one of those people who doesn't want to be discoverable by your phone’s geolocation technology, you may be really invested in an app called Position-Shift. The app, developed by the social discovery app SinglesAroundMe, shifts your public geolocation whenever you choose to do so.

People will be able to shift their location either on the device or within the application they are using. Many people like the appeal of social discovery apps, but are uncomfortable with the public settings, which let anyone else know their location. With Position-Shift, and other apps like it, users could still enjoy social discovery without being quite as public. For example, social networking sites could integrate the app to only allow those within a user's inner circle to see their geolocation information.

The geolocation shifting technology was originally intended to allow users of the SinglesAroundMe dating app to hide their locations, but still socialize with other users within their area. The developers quickly realized the technology had broader uses for protecting and enhancing the privacy and security of people in other applications.

For more information about the company who created Position-Shift, check out their website.


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Jessica Cherok is an advocate for online privacy, campaigning for ethical data practices and the protection of personal privacy.
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