Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Written by Keith Collins

     
  2. Minimalist

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    Can't wait to see how regulators will see such data collecting in EU after GDPR enters in force.
     
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    Why doesn't this surprise me? lol
     
  4. Trooper

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    Exactly. I have always kept mine disabled but knew deep down they were still tracking me somehow.
     
  5. Daveski17

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    You can run, but you can't hide lol.
     
  6. Trooper

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    Indeed lol!
     
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    Who on earth would be believe anything google says. It is NOTHING for these guys to lie through their back teeth. People seem to have very short memories.
     
  9. zapjb

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    Also there is a secret miniature battery in most phones these days. So you can't remove your battery & think you're safe. Faraday cages/meshes are the only sure way.
     
  10. RockLobster

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    You can check with a volt meter if the the actual phone transmitter/receiver is active.
     
  11. zapjb

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    I guess so. But 99% watch the movies & think they're super spies by taking out the battery. LOL
     
  12. Trooper

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    Agreed. Whatever happened to Don't be Evil! Lol.
     
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    so in other news the sky is blue.
     
  14. Trooper

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    Yes along with water is wet.
     
  15. zapjb

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    And everyone under 25yo says what's privacy?
     
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    It can't be secret if we're discussing it here lol.
     
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    Battery or capacitor?

    I wonder how long this "secret miniature battery" is supposed to last.
     
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