God, Google is such a peeping Tom

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  1. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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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.
     
  2. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    im sure even it it turn off they still have some info on you, the internet is ever where and every one uses it.
     
  3. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    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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  4. Iggyblack

    Iggyblack Ancient Guru

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    Nothing showed up for me.
     

  5. Palerider

    Palerider Ancient Guru

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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.
     
  6. FULMTL

    FULMTL Ancient Guru

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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"
     
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  7. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    "Please, come drug my martini next time"

    You forgot that part.
     
  8. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Turn off location sharing. Problem solved. :nerd:
     
  9. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Do you use Google Now or any other one of Google's location based services?
     
  10. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    I certainly don't. I use Gmail, and sometimes Maps. That's it.
     

  11. Speed Weed

    Speed Weed Maha Guru

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    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. ;)
     
  12. Palerider

    Palerider Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  13. wyndrusher

    wyndrusher Master Guru

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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.
     
  14. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    You didn't flush any old phones down the toilet, did you? :rolleyes:
     
  15. wyndrusher

    wyndrusher Master Guru

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    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.
     

  16. Mr_ALLroy

    Mr_ALLroy Ancient Guru

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    +1 They've got NO history on me.
     
  17. Norvekh

    Norvekh Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  18. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    Nothing there even if i sometimes use that map for navigation and whatnot but mostly stuff is offline so it has nothing :D
     
  19. S3nt3nc3

    S3nt3nc3 Master Guru

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    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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    scipio Ancient Guru

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    I stay signed in to gmail all the time, it shows no locations for me at all.
     

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