Google Location History – On or Off

We recently upgraded our cell phones—mine was significantly out of date, so I’m told. Shortly after that, there was an update to be installed, and I had been ‘guilted’ into keeping my phone current, so I let it update…and nothing looked the same again!

The biggest change was I kept getting these notices to rate the store or restaurant I was just at—how do they know where I was?  Why are they tracking where I’m going? Sure, I could turn off the alerts, but that doesn’t stop the tracking.

One of the techs shared an article by Cyrus Farivar at ArsTechnica with me. It says that Google is being sued because of their policy, ‘You can turn off Location History at any time. With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored’ is apparently not true after all!

A Federal law suit has been filed in California. Even the FTC has issued ‘strong wording’ to Google. Big Brother anyone? – CMW