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Old 08-17-2014, 01:38 PM   #1
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Google Has Been Tracking Your Moves

click on the link and set it for 30 days. you're movements will pop up. wonder what CiC will say about this.

https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:46 PM   #2
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*yawn* wasn't there something about Apple doing this a few years ago?

It's all part of giving you all those neat personalized features that you love and expect from your advanced technology.
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:00 PM   #3
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This is actually handy, sometimes I don't update my work calendar for a few days and then I forget where I was and for how long when I need to submit my hours. Seeing as the GPS reception sucks on my phone, and I usually have the WiFi off so it isn't constantly latching onto Shaw Go and Starbucks hotspots, it only gives a rough approximation of the area I was in, anyway (cel tower triangulation).
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:28 PM   #4
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:36 PM   #5
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:45 PM   #6
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You have no location history from July 19, 2014 to August 17, 2014
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:52 PM   #7
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It's turned off by default unless the user turns it on themselves.

Essentially, Google is the tool you used to track yourself.
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Old 08-17-2014, 03:01 PM   #8
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:47 PM   #9
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as much as i hate being tracked i've come to accept being mined for personal information as the cost of free useful tools like google maps
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:21 PM   #10
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Personally I don't mind. I get updates on my phone about where I parked (in case I forget), travel time to work/school/home as well as showing me alternative routes to take to save time. I got nothing to hide and don't think I'm interesting enough to stalk so I could care less
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:48 PM   #11
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Same.
Same. We must be good at hiding from google. *HI-FIVE* guys.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:17 PM   #12
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Uh...how does this work? I have no Data on my phone..
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:25 PM   #13
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Uh...how does this work? I have no Data on my phone..
Wifi or bluetooth maybe
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:44 PM   #14
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holy shit hope the wife doesn't see this...
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you better sign out of your google account
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Wifi or bluetooth maybe
Not possible with Bluetooth, but location data is why Google Street View cars were recording WiFi locations as they travelled around. You also don't need a data connection for tracking to work on cell towers - the phone merely logs what towers it's picking up as you go along (action@location type apps like Llama will even show you those logs).

Between that and the WiFi, you can get an approximation (usually within 100-200m) of your position, but typically not much more refined than that. High-accuracy location requires GPS.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:26 AM   #17
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holy shit hope the wife doesn't see this...
you know there's an option to clear all history right?

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Old 08-18-2014, 12:53 AM   #18
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If you have Location services turned off, I guess thats why some of you guys dont have your "Moves" tracked...


LMAO... if you ever wundered where your GF/Wife went and suspected something... and knows her google account... DAYUM... hell could break loooooose...
guy: WTF.. where did you go last night..
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girl: google? wtf... goooooogle...
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:58 AM   #20
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Personally I don't mind. I get updates on my phone about where I parked (in case I forget), travel time to work/school/home as well as showing me alternative routes to take to save time. I got nothing to hide and don't think I'm interesting enough to stalk so I could care less
Ughh the google now cards are really creepy in how handy and accurate they are.

I still remember the first time I parked my car, I went into a seminar, and half way through I saw the card notifying me of where and when I parked my car.

Slowly I have gotten used to it, the features are handy as all hell, as you can monitor when you parked, and if you have to go back to the car to add more for parking or w/e.

Overall i'm fine with it, "the man" can watch me all he wants, he's the one thats going to get bored, since I am pretty boring.
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LOL I have no location service for the past 30days.... I guess turning off location service and GPS on your phone does block google from knowing where you are.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:36 AM   #22
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Ughh the google now cards are really creepy in how handy and accurate they are.
Speaking of google cards, does anybody else have this issue where cards come up asking you if you are interested in some random place you never googled?
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:05 PM   #23
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It isn't exactly accurate, it shows me being places that I haven't been to in the 30 day period, primarily SFU. I have a feeling it's including cell towers, I don't know why, it's also leaving out certain locations I HAVE been to lately.


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Old 08-18-2014, 12:23 PM   #24
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Wow, this is fun, HAHAHA

Useful for when you forgot what happened after drinking a little too much
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:28 PM   #25
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you can turn it off in Google Settings if you want. But I leave it on so I can see what hilarious shapes I can draw
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