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Default God, Google is such a peeping Tom - 03-23-2013, 04:50 | posts: 6,432 | Location: Chilling

Check out just some of the info they collect on you:
https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/

Every single place I've been with my phone. More than that, based on your locations, they assign certain areas as "Home" and others as "Work" based on where you are at certain hours at the day.

Damn right I turned it off.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 04:56 | posts: 3,358 | Location: USA

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Check out just some of the info they collect on you:
https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/

Every single place I've been with my phone. More than that, based on your locations, they assign certain areas as "Home" and others as "Work" based on where you are at certain hours at the day.

Damn right I turned it off.
im sure even it it turn off they still have some info on you, the internet is ever where and every one uses it.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 05:00 | posts: 9,103 | Location: Toledo

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Check out just some of the info they collect on you:
https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/

Every single place I've been with my phone. More than that, based on your locations, they assign certain areas as "Home" and others as "Work" based on where you are at certain hours at the day.

Damn right I turned it off.
Good thing my smartphone is too old to support their perversions (I got it in 2009 and have yet to feel a need to replace it).

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Default 03-23-2013, 05:20 | posts: 4,383 | Location: Recife, Brazil

Nothing showed up for me.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 05:20 | posts: 4,387 | Location: Toledo Ohio

I don't stay signed into gmail, youtube or anything else. Not even facebook. I signed in and clicked your link and it had no location history on me.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 05:31 | posts: 6,699 | Location: Portland, Oregon

I don't see anything. Only girls tag themselves at locations.
"Like, OMG, the martini's at this bar are soooooo goood"

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Default 03-23-2013, 05:35 | posts: 9,103 | Location: Toledo

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I don't see anything. Only girls tag themselves at locations.
"Like, OMG, the martini's at this bar are soooooo goood"
"Please, come drug my martini next time"

You forgot that part.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 05:43 | posts: 13,405 | Location: USA

Turn off location sharing. Problem solved.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 05:43 | posts: 6,432 | Location: Chilling

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I don't stay signed into gmail, youtube or anything else. Not even facebook. I signed in and clicked your link and it had no location history on me.
Do you use Google Now or any other one of Google's location based services?
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 05:51 | posts: 9,103 | Location: Toledo

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Do you use Google Now or any other one of Google's location based services?
I certainly don't. I use Gmail, and sometimes Maps. That's it.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 05:52 | posts: 1,025 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

That's why I just use my SGS3 as a media centre, or for uses like sending texts or making calls.
Would never dream of surfing the internet with it.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 06:02 | posts: 4,387 | Location: Toledo Ohio

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Do you use Google Now or any other one of Google's location based services?
No, I only use gmail and use Google for searching. Honestly I'm not sure how I ended up with a youtube account, but I don't use it. I don't even search while signed in.

On my facebook I have the map that shows two locations I've been at the last couple years. Not sure how that happened either since I try very hard to not be signed into anything I'm not actively using. I guess I was tagged, or technology finally outsmarted me.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 07:00 | posts: 261 | Location: Sunderland, England

Apparently I'm in San Fransisco about 8 miles off the coast in the middle of the water... I wonder how England ended up there, as I've never been to San Fransisco lol the Closest I've been is Buffalo, and that was 10 years ago. Funny funny google.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 07:04 | posts: 9,103 | Location: Toledo

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Apparently I'm in San Fransisco about 8 miles off the coast in the middle of the water... I wonder how England ended up there, as I've never been to San Fransisco lol the Closest I've been is Buffalo, and that was 10 years ago. Funny funny google.
You didn't flush any old phones down the toilet, did you?
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 07:12 | posts: 261 | Location: Sunderland, England

hehe nah I only got my first mobile phone 4 years ago when my daughter was born, just for emergencies, all I use it for really is reading ebooks.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 07:29 | posts: 1,804 | Location: Calgary Canada®

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Turn off location sharing. Problem solved.
+1 They've got NO history on me.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 08:03 | posts: 2,665 | Location: Ohio

Nothing. I don't use Latitude or Now or anything, and location sharing is kept off. I try to limit just how much information creepy uncle Google collects.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 08:57 | posts: 3,950 | Location: Finland

Nothing there even if i sometimes use that map for navigation and whatnot but mostly stuff is offline so it has nothing
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 14:40 | posts: 267 | Location: far away from u

Shows up a lot of places for me but 80% of them are way, way off. It even marked places i have never been at.
Not bothered with that at all.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 14:46 | posts: 4,136 | Location: NorCal

I stay signed in to gmail all the time, it shows no locations for me at all.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 14:55 | posts: 6,773 | Location: Dubai

They save search history by default too, I found it weird to browse my search history from 2004! lol! Switched it off and had them delete everything then. I always keep an eye on google and facebook's privacy settings. They love flipping them around.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 15:20 | posts: 3,749 | Location: outside the Box...

well, just checked...turns out google thinks im on the other side of the world..i guess its where the phone came from, dunno...anyway. tracking is off here...i made my own ROM, hehe...killed and removed all the stuff i think is bloatware and disabled everything thats tracking or logging me..

@lucidus

how u turn off history? is that possible?
Also, when u push teh home button for 2 secs, u get the history screens of ur phone display..know what i mean?
is there a way to kill this? i dont want screens made in the background...

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Default 03-23-2013, 15:35 | posts: 6,773 | Location: Dubai

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@lucidus

how u turn off history? is that possible?
Also, when u push teh home button for 2 secs, u get the history screens of ur phone display..know what i mean?
is there a way to kill this? i dont want screens made in the background...
You have to go to your google account settings, sign into dashboard (login is to the right) and then scroll all the way down and disable web history. Damn they've made it a long procedure, it was easier when i did it years ago. I don't know about Android as I use iOS but I think if you disable this it should kill your history homescreens.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 15:55 | posts: 869

And don't forget to change your youtube username to your real name!

Waiting the day Google+ shares search history with friends via default settings.
   
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Default 03-23-2013, 16:08 | posts: 6,773 | Location: Dubai

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And don't forget to change your youtube username to your real name!
haha .. yes. Youtube was incredibly pushy to do that. I didn't let it. Anyway I don't care as I have a google account only because I made it when gmail was in closed beta and it is useful for youtube.
   
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