Monday August 13, 2018

Google Tracks You with Location History Off

I would seem that the Associated Press has uncovered something very nasty about Google and its smartphone tracking. The AP is telling us that some Google apps track your location even when you have turned it off. Google has countered, saying that it is being perfectly clear, that you have to turn off "Location History" and "Web and App Activity" if you want to not be physically tracked at all. Well that seems perfectly clear to us...not. Below is my sum total of movement since I started the Threadripper review. Yep, tracking is working on my phone.

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Google says that will prevent the company from remembering where you’ve been. Google’s support page on the subject states: "You can turn off Location History at any time. With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored."

That isn’t true. Even with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data without asking.