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Google is tracking you regardless of your choice: Report - nairrk - 08-14-2018


According to an extensive report by the Associated Press (AP), it was revealed that Google is still tracking the activities and location of its users even if they have turned the “Location History” option off on their smartphones.

About two billion Android smartphone users and “hundreds of millions of” iPhone users who depend on Google Maps are affected by this privacy issue.

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RE: Google is tracking you regardless of your choice: Report - nairrk - 08-14-2018

Google Is Tracking You: How to Stop It and Delete Past Location Data

Even if you have Location History off, Google often stores your precise location. Here's how to delete those markers and some best-effort practices that keep your location as private as possible.

But there's no panacea, because simply connecting to the Internet on any device flags an IP address that can be geographically mapped. Smartphones also connect to cell towers, so your carrier knows your general location at all times.

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RE: Google is tracking you regardless of your choice: Report - nairrk - 08-17-2018

Google issues a clarification on how it tracks your whereabouts even if Location History is off

Google recently found itself embroiled in a controversy regarding its location tracking policies, after it was found that even users that have opted out of tracking of Location History are still having their location tapped and logged by the search and internet giant. The issue stemmed from the use of Google Maps, which is the default mapping app for all Android smartphones, and is also used on the iOS platform by millions of users.

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