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Location tracking report: X-Mode SDK use much more widespread than first thought

Pascal Monett Silver badge

Why ?

"Google [requires] apps that scan for Bluetooth devices also to have access to full Location Services, and that Google’s Location Services have to be running "

What is the technical justification for that ?

If I activate mobile data and call on Google Maps, I expect to get a request for location data, and if I'm on Google Maps on my phone, it's most probably because I'm looking to get somewhere, so I will activate location data. It is useful to me to be located so I know where to go.

There is absolutely zero use to me to be located if I'm using headphones. I'm listening to music - where I am is none of your damn business.

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