Google Is Tracking Your Every Move on iPhones and Android, Even If You Disable Location Service

Pixabay
image_pdfimage_print

Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so: even with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data without asking. Google stores your location if you open Google Maps, if you use Google’s weather app, and they also track your search history even if you are not looking for something that is related to a particular location. Google says that, if users want privacy, they must take an extra step and turn off the ‘Web and App Activity’ setting. This, however, is difficult to find and, even then, Google admits it still retains some location information. [Apparently, the only way to prevent this is to delete your Google account, including Google Searches. Even then, it is possible to find your location by noting which cell towers are receiving your signal. To avoid that, the last resort is to give up the convenience of a mobile phone. Something to think about.] -GEG

Google is reportedly tracking your physical movements with your smartphone even if you select privacy settings which are supposed to stop it from doing so.

According to the Associated Press, who launched an investigation into the tracking, it “found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.”

“Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request,” it continued, adding that, “Storing your minute-by-minute travels carries privacy risks and has been used by police to determine the location of suspects — such as a warrant that police in Raleigh, North Carolina, served on Google last year to find devices near a murder scene.”

Despite Google claiming that you can turn off the tracking, the Associated Press revealed that this is not true, and even “with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data without asking.”

Read full article here…

 

Related Post

Visit our Classified ads.

Check out our Classified ads at the bottom of this page.

Recent stories & commentary

Globalism

62 Million Migrants and Their US-Born Children Are Now Living in the US!

September 23, 2018 Breitbart 0

The Center for Immigration Studies says that there are nearly 62-million migrants and their children, who were born in the US and given birthright citizenship, living within the country. Immigrants and their US-born children now represent about 1-in-5 residents in America, a population that is expected to increase.

Freedom

Four Congressmen, Including Pelosi and Schumer, Confirm in Writing that there Is an Agreement among Intelligence Officials To Withhold Info From the President

September 20, 2018 Conservative Treehouse 2

Democrat Congressmen Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff and Mark Warner sent a letter to top intelligence leaders reminding them that they had agreed they “would not provide the White House or any of the President’s attorneys with access to sensitive information briefed to a small group of designated Members.”

Classifieds

For classified advertising rates and terms, click here. The appearance of ads on this site does not signify endorsement by the publisher. We do not attempt to verify the accuracy of statements made therein or vouch for the integrity of advertisers. However, we will investigate complaints from readers and remove any message we find to be misleading or that promotes anything fraudulent, illegal, or unethical.

1
Leave a Reply

avatar
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Walter Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Walter
Guest
Walter

A great hobby and useful skill is amateur radio. I got into it to have an alternative communication method.