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    I received a IM (Blackberry Instant Messaging) from someone while traveling last week, the person I responded to was able to tell me where I was when they received my response. They were able to tell me what street I was on when I responded. How is this possible and how can I prevent this?

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    Well 1 I would make sure they just weren't near you or playing with you somehow lol.

    And if you mean BBM, go to a contact and there should be an option that says share my location, and make sure that is off, or set to prompt.

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    That is likely the issue, but out of curiosity, are you running a program like Google Latitude or SmrtGuard that allow tracking? Also, certain carriers do allow tracking through the use of GPS and cell-site triangulation. Did you know the person who sent the message?
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    Quite a few IM programs now have location sharing....you definitely need to check your settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaricanese View Post
    Well 1 I would make sure they just weren't near you or playing with you somehow lol.

    And if you mean BBM, go to a contact and there should be an option that says share my location, and make sure that is off, or set to prompt.


    That just shows country and time zone? Am I missing something?


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    Quote Originally Posted by VIOLATOR View Post
    That just shows country and time zone? Am I missing something?


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    Well first, these settings are for BBM 5.0

    You have to highlight a specific contact, press menu, then go to contact info. The last setting is for accessing location.

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    Its the government. Lol just check your location settings.
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