Says Google tracks your movements whether you want it or not
August 14, 2018
Opinion, Expert Tech Analysis
(NATIONAL) – Evidently you don't need to hire a private investigator anymore to track the movements of a spouse you think might be out there getting some “strange” on the side.
Just call Google and see if the Big G will share with you its tracking of your spouse’s movements.
Just kidding. (Maybe)
A new report by the Associated Press says Google “wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.”
The AP says it investigated and found that “many” of Google’s “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. (Italics ours)
The AP says it got some tech-heads/researchers at Princeton to confirm the results of its probe. The Big A says its investigation results has major privacy implications for those of us among the Great Unwashed.
What does Google says? Big G says it makes it clear to users there are a number of ways that, through “robust controls,” people can turn that tracking stuff on or off and delete their histories at any time. So there.
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