Activity Sharing Security

An article posted on BikeRadar today implicated GPS data sharing in a string of bike thefts in the UK recently. The gist of the article is that thieves can use shared data to track the riding habits of people, especially when your home is the start/finish point.

How can you secure your shared GPS data? A couple of ways will work.

  • Lock down your sharing settings on your chosen data sharing site so only friends or those invited can view your activities.
  • If you post your activities to Twitter, Facebook, or G+, secure your profile so only your friends (or a subgroup of friends that you trust) can see those posts.