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Old 08-14-2018, 08:25 AM   #1
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Big Brother Turning off 'Location History' does not prevent Google from tracking you

I'm not convinced it doesn't keep tracking you, even if you turn it off completely.

Why it matters: It is not surprising that Google can and does track Android and iOS users that use its apps such as Maps or Chrome. Likewise, it is probably not all that astonishing that it sells that location information to advertisers. However, it may be a shock to find out that even if you turn off Location History, those apps are still tracking and collecting your location information.

A researcher at UC Berkeley noticed something strange when she had Location History disabled. Her phone requested she rate a recent visit to Kohlís, which prompted her to ask on her blog, ďSo how did Google Maps know where I was?Ē

Itís a good question and one the Associated Press was eager to look into with the help of computer science researchers at Princeton University.

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Old 08-14-2018, 02:51 PM   #2
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I'm not convinced it doesn't keep tracking you, even if you turn it off completely.
Only thing that stops the spying is to remove the battery.
And the spying is real-time. Go into HomoDepo last week. Used the wife's smartphone to do a quick search, and up pops an add for LOWES.
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