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Millions are urged to change their settings on Google Maps to keep themselves safe


Millions are urged to change their settings on Google Maps to keep themselves safe

  • Police have previously warned that online mapping tools are ‘useful’ to criminals
  • But Google Maps offers two key options to improve personal safety online
  • This include blurring out private details and location sharing with loved ones 

From navigating cities to finding local restaurants, many of us have become dependent on Google Maps for getting around in daily life.

But despite its handiness, the platform’s panoramic street views may risk revealing private information about your home that might not be wanted online. 

In the past, mapping tools have been deemed as ‘useful’ to criminals planning attacks – from burglary to terrorism.  

Google Maps itself has also pixelated…



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

A technology enthusiast and a passionate writer in the field of information technology, cyber security, and blockchain

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