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Don't Waste Your Money: iPhone feature keeps track of everywhere you go

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What would you think if someone handed you a piece of paper that showed everywhere you went last week, what time you went and for how long? If you have an iPhone, that could be happening.

It's a little-known feature on Apple's new IOS 7 called "Frequent Locations" and it's freaking many people out.

Marry Ann Kennedy couldn't believe the personal addresses that were found in the feature, saying if someone stole her phone they'd have too much information about her.

"They would know where I go to church, where I work at, everything about me that, to me, is private!" she said.

Apple says on its website that it added this location service to help users with traffic apps or to find nearby stores and coffee shops. The company says the information is not shared, and users can block it.

To turn off this feature, go to "Settings," click "Privacy," click "Location Services," scroll all the way down "Frequent Locations" and make sure it's turned off.

Max Bortz says he thinks Apple should tell users about "Frequent Locations" when they buy their phone.

"I didn't know it did that," Bortz said. "It would be nice if they warned you it did that, or you could elect to have it on as [opposed] to always having it on."

If you're still using IOS 6 and haven't upgraded, you don't have the "Frequent Locations" feature.

With any smartphone, remember that its GPS features could be keeping a record of everywhere you go.

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