Google: Maps, Location Lets Users Track And Store Their Location

Turn on your phone's GPS and Google knows your whereabouts. Not just one location, but every stop along the way. Google tracks where your smartphone goes and puts "a neat red dot on a map to mark the occasion." per The Big Picture. The post points to a page that allows mobile users to access their history. The mobile number links to the history to see the record of everywhere the user has been from the last day to the past month. Users can "pause" their location history tracking, but Google warns that doing so "will not delete the existing Location History data, which still can be used to improve your overall Google experience."
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2 comments about "Google: Maps, Location Lets Users Track And Store Their Location".
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  1. Mark F Simmons from Mixed Digital - #SmartData Consulting , August 18, 2014 at 6:02 p.m.

    Not that it's a surprise but still a bit creepy.

  2. John Grono from GAP Research , August 18, 2014 at 6:50 p.m.

    Mark ... Google knew you were going to say that as well.