Google employees admit in lawsuit nearly impossible for users to keep their location private


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Newly unredacted documents in a lawsuit against Google reveal that the company’s own executives and engineers knew just how difficult the company had made it for smartphone users to keep their location data private.

Google continued collecting location data even when users turned off various location-sharing settings, made popular privacy settings harder to find, and even pressured LG and other phone makers into hiding settings precisely because users liked them, according to the documents. Jack Menzel, a former vice president overseeing Google Maps, admitted during a deposition that the only way Google wouldn’t be able to figure out a user’s home and work locations is if that person intentionally threw Google off the trail by setting their home and work addresses as some other random locations.
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This is why I switched to iPhone. The privacy proposition. It's crazy how much hate Apple is getting when they only have around 12% of market share, everything else is Android/Google dominance.
It's not their market share but philosophy some not liked. Mostly the price and golden cage eco system which they can't understand.

Many fanboys and misinformation spreading exists too, beside that those people never read anything about Apple's technology.

My next phone would be a iPhone too (y)


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