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#1
An investigation found that Google services on Android devices track and store your location data even if you turn off your Location History in your privacy settings. Google apps store your exact location data, which is used to target geography-specific advertisement.
 
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Got fed up with Google and their services about a year ago. I no longer use Android, Chrome, or Gmail. Switched to an iPhone, Firefox, and Tutanota/ProtonMail.
 
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Meh, privacy is a top concern for me, but I'm sure my data has been mined a million times in the past year by thousands of companies. Google would be higher on my trustworthy list compared to some of these Joe blow apps that data mine.

I'm sure something went haywire. Google doesn't need to do tricky practices like Avast. They have the numbers. Think about it.

Good article though and thanks for the share.
 
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Lockdown

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Both Facebook and Google are constantly paying fines due to stuff like this, I wouldn't mind if the EU banned them the same way China did.
Facebook and Google aren't the only ones doing it. Microsoft does similar stuff. They just do it differently. For example, the forced telemetry of Windows 10. It is all data collection that the user doesn't want. Data collection is data collection.
 
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you know if i log in to my google account, a warning appears. THEN IT SHOWS MY LOCATION. WHAT THE HELL?!?!?:emoji_hushed:
 

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American spionage services that were developed as part to cooperate with the army, NSA, CIA and freemason owners to spying the Soviets. all Companies and eeuu products are under the power of these government organizations, included the nasa that is an military vigilant magic eye instead a human space science to discover beyond the space, because everyone of the videoshow inside ISS are CGI are shows recorded with the colaboration hollywood, harnesses, hairspray, zero G airplanes, and green screen chroma.
 

Spawn

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you know if i log in to my google account, a warning appears. THEN IT SHOWS MY LOCATION. WHAT THE HELL?!?!?:emoji_hushed:
Please elaborate...

In a related matter, I receive an email when I log into my iCloud and Google account on another PC or Mobile device.
 

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Please elaborate...

In a related matter, I receive an email when I log into my iCloud and Google account on another PC or Mobile device.
I wouldn't be surprised if the warning is the suspicious login warning with IP address\geolocation.

Could be spoofed.
 
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Good.

They all data collect and invade a user's privacy. Apple products are a bit better in that regard.

The worst is the illegal government dragnet.