Location Off, You’re Still Trackable

Turns out that turning off your Location History on your phone doesn’t stop Google from tracking you. Does this make you uneasy? Scroll down to see the results.

You know when you think you’re smart for turning off your location on Google, well apparently that’s a big misconception. Android or iPhone, it doesn’t matter – this will affect you either way.

According to a source, it doesn’t really matter that you took the time to disable your location history, Google still tracks you every time you launch Google Maps, obtain weather updates or simply use your browser for searching. And by turning off your location, it only stops Google from creating a timeline of your location that you can view. There is however, a way out of this, but requires a few more clicks here and there.

This is a little fishy. And if you really want to stop Google from tracking your every move, you must navigate to a setting in your Google Account called Web & App Activity. Originally, it is set by default to share your information. It’s not an easy process actually, and Google obviously had to go and make it that way.

One researcher called this, “creepy and wrong,” while another noted that this may violate some of the FTC consumer protection statuses. Does this make you uneasy? 71% of people are sure this is too invasive, while 29% don’t really care. Read this story in depth on Wired here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Turns out that turning off your Location History on your phone doesn’t stop Google from tracking you. Does this make you uneasy?

Totals
71% Y-too invasive
29% N-don't care
Males
70% Y-too invasive
30% N-don't care
Females
74% Y-too invasive
26% N-don't care

Y-too invasive

N-don’t care


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