Conspiracy - YOU DECIDE!!
I leave GPS enabled, along with WiFi and Bluetooth, all day long for usability reasons.
Like most consumers, I use my smartphone for directions (Google maps), streaming music in my car (Spotify), shopping (Amazon), photography, surfing the internet, Email (Google Apps for my Domain), Social Media (FB, Twitter), messaging (FM Messenger, SMS, Whatsapp), and phone calls.
It's a Huawei, so no doubt backdoored directly to China too?