Google tracking your every move

19 March 2015

A lot of people don't like the power Google have online, and this won't help the internet giant any further.

If you have an Android phone and a Google account, then you might have been tracked without you knowing. Now, this'll be old news to some, but it seems like there's a good number of people out there who still have no idea.

Not to worry though - you can stop being tracked really easily

First off, watch this short video which tells you about how you're being tracked and how you can see where you've been - provided you had your phone in your pocket - via a section on Google Maps.

As you can see, you can go back in time and see where you've been on a Google Map, which may well give you the willies, but it is easy enough to fix.

First off, you should switch your location services off on your mobile. You'll find that in your settings. Some apps ask you to turn your location on, but you don't have to. Twitter doesn't need to know where you are and if you're using something like Tinder which requires your location to show you who wants to hump nearby, then only switch your location on when it is needed.

As the video shows, it is really easy to delete your location history, and you can find out more on that, here.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Privacy   How To Guides


  • Robert
    What's the problem? If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about and on the flip side, you have the option to prove you (or at least your phone) was somewhere on any given time/date.
  • James G.
    Thank goodness for this guide. Imagine what Google could do with the knowledge I went down the chip shop at 5pm last night.
  • Tinfoil H.
    Have a smartphone and make it less smart.
  • jaffacake
    When you delete your location history, all that happens is you deny yourself access to your own location data. It's not deleted from google's database. Same for deleted emails on gmail.
  • Luke
    Robert, We have the right to freedom of movement without being tracked by ANYONE. It's that sort of attitude that empowers corporations to erode our basic freedoms with alacrity.
  • Father J.
    Google can't do a fucking thing to me. Why? Because I don't use any of their products and I don't have a smartphone! Good innit?
  • soapy
    I don't see the problem. I want them to track me, the pro's of it far out weighs any tin-foil hat bullshit. My phone knows when I set off for home inthe evening so pre-warns me of any major traffic. That in itself, is awesome.

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