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Periscope shares your exact location in global map

Do you have location turned on? Periscope broadcasts are pinpointed on a map for all to see, so beware streaming from home. Meanwhile, Facebook turns off auto-tracking in Messenger, and Lycos returns from the '90s to fetch a new gadget.

When using social apps, know thy location settings.

The Twitter-owned Periscope added a global map to show the location of live video broadcasts. That could be a problem for privacy if you're not careful. In this CNET Update report, learn how more apps are incorporating maps, including Facebook Messenger:

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As social media uses more location data, Yahoo is abandoning its maps service to re-focus on other things. Another tech company changing its focus is Lycos. Yes -- that Lycos. It's now creating wearable gadgets. Sony also has a new smart wristband on the way. It accidentally published the app for it early on the Google Play Store.

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Periscope shares your exact location in global map