1. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Appears Google is following you around, no wonder your advertising matches your locations

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/1...n-history-data
    08-13-2018 06:54 PM
  2. DMP89145's Avatar
    I read that article and didn't see the issue once I got to:

    "If you toggle off “Web and App Activity,” which is enabled by default, Google will no longer be able to store a snapshot of where you’ve been from Maps data and browser searches that pinpoint your exact GPS coordinates.

    As long as the Web and App Activity setting is enabled, Google will store your time-stamped location data. You can manually delete this data by heading into myactivity.google.com and clicking on specific geo-stamped entries. You can also delete batches of entries sorted by date or web service."

    I mean.. hit the toggle if it's an issue.
    08-13-2018 07:17 PM
  3. DMP89145's Avatar
    Also.. Why post this in Pixel thread? It isn't device specific, so maybe a mod could move this to general news?
    08-13-2018 07:21 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Also.. Why post this in Pixel thread? It isn't device specific, so maybe a mod could move this to general news?
    I've moved it.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    08-13-2018 07:29 PM
  5. MarkHirt's Avatar
    Of course Google uses location data, how do you think Maps works.

    If you don't want ANY cell service to know your location turn off the phone
    08-14-2018 12:26 PM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    I can see some benefit to this (aside from using Google Maps every day) - location-specific ads are oftentimes beneficial for me.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    08-15-2018 12:34 PM
  7. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    Google is tracking users locations? So is Facebook, Twitter and a bunch of others, that cat noise app is likely doing it as well.

    What bothers me more is when I had the Facebook app on my phone and would be talking about things (not searching) and then there would be ads about those items on Facebook. That's dodgy.
    08-19-2018 11:49 AM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    Google is tracking users locations? So is Facebook, Twitter and a bunch of others, that cat noise app is likely doing it as well.

    What bothers me more is when I had the Facebook app on my phone and would be talking about things (not searching) and then there would be ads about those items on Facebook. That's dodgy.
    Facebook has done that kind of thing to me before, as well. Suddenly, I see ads for things that I'd never searched for before...
    08-19-2018 05:44 PM
  9. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    Facebook has done that kind of thing to me before, as well. Suddenly, I see ads for things that I'd never searched for before...
    Yeah I have uninstalled the app from my phone. I use the browser now. I have no doubt they are listening to conversations for key words for ads. I don't need that type of surveillance, that's beyond creepy,especially as it's underhand. Oddly nothing is mentioned, Google seems to be the fad baddie for the media just now.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    08-24-2018 10:34 AM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    Yeah I have uninstalled the app from my phone. I use the browser now. I have no doubt they are listening to conversations for key words for ads. I don't need that type of surveillance, that's beyond creepy,especially as it's underhand. Oddly nothing is mentioned, Google seems to be the fad baddie for the media just now.
    Using the browser works just as well! Good for you!

    Yup, sometimes Facebook surprises me with the things it knows about me!
    08-28-2018 08:23 PM

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