[–] james780 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

nsa

[–] majorfactsonly 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Tell me something I don't know

[–] HulkInformation [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

They are also tracking you when you use a vpn, and your porn habits

[–] kontiki 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I came to terms with this. Once yesterday and again today.

[–] Bad_Idea_Bob 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

a few weeks ago I drove a few hours away from home. at one point, I used wifi to open up google maps and find my way back to the highway; after the map loaded I put my phone in airplane mode and was still able to follow my blue dot on google maps in real time.

yes, I have location services turned off

[–] HulkInformation [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The dot doesn't matter as much, if the dot was really accurate you could say location services were on. But here's a video that demonstrates how Google tracks you regardless of having a network data connection.

https://www. youtube.com/watch?v=S0G6mUyIgyg

[–] Wolfspider 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

[–] hang_em_high 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Gps isn’t using your network

[–] prairie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

GPS, cell tower detection, and Wi-Fi scanning all are purely passive.

[–] Durm 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah GPS is one way, its just something your phone listens to.

[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Airplane mode doesn't turn off location, since location is a passive service (no transmission).

[–] PraiseIPU 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It loads the map so even if you have spotty service it will still direct you.

As long as you stay on its preloaded path.

Turn off maps or stray from its preloaded course and you are fucked.

Location has to be on for the giggle maps to work.

[–] 300_Black 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

All consumer internet-enabled devices are compromised on a hardware level, and there is evidence to suggest even non-Internet devices have the capability to communicate wirelessly through closed-source EMF.

Buy, or better yet build, faraday boxes. Keep your electronics in separate ones when you're not using them.

Bonus points if you ditch all microchip-containing devices entirely. This and inspecting or designing all electrical circuits near you is the only way to be free from surveillance.

[–] HulkInformation [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

All consumer internet-enabled devices are compromised on a hardware level

They could be but they don't need to be. It can and definitely is being done discreetly at a software level, hardware would be easier to find out about.

[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'd imagine that most consumer Wi-Fi access points are compromised so that iOS, Android can get a covert connection with any Wi-Fi, without needing the password.

[–] voats4goats 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well seeing how Android by default syncs your WiFi passwords to the cloud, its very possible they could surreptitiously to a google users known wifi hotspot using thier stored password...

[–] Haramsin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The only answer ^

[–] skodalover 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Can't say I'm surprised, facebook does similar

[–] RadRiszo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

All their services do as well. True story, I once got blocked from using Netflix because I was in a different country, not because I was using a VPN, I had to clear all my cache and use a fresh browser to login. They track every little detail.

[–] UnknownAlias365 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Color me shocked! Fuck Google. Seriously, fuck them.

[–] badruns 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The wording used to be phrased in a way like "turn off your ability to view your location history." I haven't checked it recently. Only a dumbfuck would think that ticking a box means they'd stop collecting data on you.

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