Location sharing off? Google’s still tracking you

Written by:
Lucie Sadler
Date Posted:
1 December 2017

Hey, Google.

Android phones and tablets have apparently been gathering data about a user’s location and sending it back to Google, even when location settings have been disabled.

A report revealed that these devices have been collecting the locations of nearby cellular towers and sending back information (albeit encrypted) to Google.

Google have stated that this search helps to improve the speed and performance of message delivery, but we’re not too sure. Surely it should be your choice to opt out?

Google, you know too much.




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