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How to share your location with iOS 8 (without creeping yourself out)

Glenn Fleishman | Feb. 16, 2015
I don't consider myself an excessively private person nor think I'm a superspy in civilian clothes. But there's something about sharing my location with other people that gives me the heebie-jeebies. I absolutely don't want to do it all the time, but I love the ability to choose when, where, and to whom I do.

If sent via Messages, the map section works just as if you'd used Send My Current Location directly from Messages.

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

A travel agency in my hometown when I was growing up had the slogan, "When you go, go away." Perhaps not the best thought-out motto, but it does summarize my general view on being out of sight. But when you travel, even between school and home, work and apartment, or with others, having the ability to be found — and choose when you are — reduces some of the stress associated with it. Pick wisely, and remember the "off" button.


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