Recently, Google CEO – Sundar Pichai – said the search engine is mulling on placing promoted content and advertisement on its popular map service; Google Maps.
Obviously for the search engine to serve you targeted ads, they need data on your location. That means, Google will have to track your movement, keep record of it, and based on that record serve you targeted ads.
If that seems like something you are not interested in, you obviously turn off location tracking features on your phone. Such as turning off GPS and cellular towers mapping feature.
Well, it now turns out, that Google can still track your location whether or not you have turned off location tracking features on your smartphone. That is according to a new report by the Associated Press (AP).
As things plays out, Google will only ask you for permission to share your location with its apps the first time you start using the applications. That is the only time they will ask that permission, and even if you turn off Location History, Google will still keep tracking your location.
The AP reports that Google Maps, for instance, …read more