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Opt Out of the iPhone Siddur Map

Published October 8, 2009

There is a fun feature in the iPhone Siddur that shows some of the people who are using the Siddur at the time you are using it. This is a feature we released in our social update back in December 2008. You can see it yourself by going to the Siddur, clicking on "More" and then clicking on "Map." Then it will show you who, by location, not their name, is using the Siddur right now. Here is what I see at the time of writing this:

iPhone Siddur Map

You can easily zoom in, pane through and stuff, like you would with the normal Google Maps app.

If you do not want to show up on this map and have us store your location, you can turn it off. Go to the settings section, click on Siddur and scroll down to the location preferences. Then flip the "Show on Map" feature to the off position.

Turn Off Siddur Map Feature

So if you do not want us to know where you are, then just turn it off. Do keep in mind, knowing that there is an iPhone in a certain location, doesn't mean we know it is your iPhone. We just know there is an iPhone in a location.

Either way, up to you - we won't store the location of that iPhone, if this feature is turned off.

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Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. Barry is also the founder of the Search Engine Roundtable and the News Editor of Search Engine Land. He is well known & respected for his expertise in the search marketing industry. Barry graduated from the City University of New York and lives with his family in the NYC region.

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