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Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we'll still track you

Chris 125

Absolutely, there are government agencies who are so interested in your movements that someone at Google will single you out for a damn good sifting.

Or, it's just a machine that says "Oh, hey, your location matches the stored location for a McDonalds, let me fire off some pre-assigned action". As a side effect they now know you're a McDonalds visitor, which just means you'll see McDonalds adverts and vouchers instead of those for health food shops.

It's not even all take - install Google Opinion Rewards and they'll even be pretty upfront in saying "Hey, we think you went to Tesco yesterday - what did you reckon?" and give you a few pence. I've had fifty quid in two years out of them for that.

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