According to an AP report, Google is tracking your location even when you tell it not to.
By turning off location history, the idea is that your location will no longer be visible.
The company has since updated it’s help page to clarify that if you turn off your location history, then it is no longer visible on apps like find my iPhone, just on your Google account.
Local Tech Guru Marlo Anderson says it’s not a major privacy concern. The data Google is collecting is to sell ads.
Anderson explains, “If they get an idea about what your habits are like, you know, if you hang out at a coffee shop every day and they’re able to know this through location tracking. Sometime in the future, don’t be surprised if an ad pops up on your phone that says, ‘Hey welcome to the coffee shop and here’s 50 cents off on a cup of coffee today.”
Anderson says if you want to get away from location tracking, you’ll have to start paying for your apps.
Because if we payed for apps, they wouldn’t need the money from ads.