Google Maps Know Where You Been To

Guess what? Your Android smartphone can always know where you are even if you turn off your GPS or network based location. And there’s a website especially for that as a proof. Scary isn’t it? But on the bright side, it doesn’t track your actual route. What it does is that it capture your location based on where you are as you stop moving. It’s more of a point-to-point location marker. As you can see in the picture below, it simply point your rough location and keep that point in your travel history. Each point marks the time and date of your location.

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The image above is showing where I have been for the last 7 days in and around KL. It doesn’t show my exact location, just the area where the network based location or GPS “found” me.

Nevertheless, this is still something you should be aware of. If you wish not to be located, turn off the Google Location Sharing in the settings of your phone under “Location”. On the good side is that, so far only you can view your location history. All you have to do is log in to this website with the same username and password that you use in your Android phone.

What’s your say on this? Is this location history function by Google a good thing? My say is that this function is good only to the user as a private viewing, not to be shared to public. Leave a comment on this. Cheers.

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