Sorry. I’m just having fun at the expense of every news outlet in the country. Everything is “breaking news” or a “news alert”.
Anyway, I thought the story below deserves it’s own post.
AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not
“An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so…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…For example, Google stores a snapshot of where you are when you merely open its Maps app. Automatic daily weather updates on Android phones pinpoint roughly where you are. And some searches that have nothing to do with location, like “chocolate chip cookies,” or “kids science kits,” pinpoint your precise latitude and longitude — accurate to the square foot — and save it to your Google account.“
Lots more info there. Good read. Don’t be evil…