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What (in the news) can you turn off on your smartphone, but still works as if it's on?

Asked by flo (12904points) August 15th, 2018

Is it showing your geographic location? Is the problem fixed?

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zenvelo's avatar

It is location tracking by Google, even with the history turned off.

The link does describe how to make sure it is really off.

flo's avatar

So, isn’t this a big deal?

zenvelo's avatar

@flo It is a big deal to people who worry about privacy and being tracked. But people who use smart phones are already being tracked in a myriad of ways; this is just one more instance.

flo's avatar

I was expecting the usual outrage about privacy.

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