How to track where Google’s tracking you

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Offline Bugbatter

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How to track where Google’s tracking you
« on: August 17, 2018, 07:49:27 AM »

"...If you want to shut down or limit what Google collects from your phone, here are the places to check. Understanding the full extent of Google’s collection requires deeper digging through settings, not only on your phone but also on your Google account...."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/08/15/how-track-where-googles-tracking-you/

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Re: How to track where Google’s tracking you
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 02:21:29 PM »
There is also this, http://theyhaveyour.info/

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Re: How to track where Google’s tracking you
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 09:02:37 PM »
I suppose there is also the option to just not create a Google or a Gmail account.

By coincidence, my 4 year old Blackberry Passport died yesterday. Under time pressure, I replaced it with the latest Blackberry Key2, not realising it was now powered by Android/Google until it was too late.

Despite all the prompts and warnings, I did not create any Google/Chrome/Gmail accounts. I also went into the Settings>apps>permissions and disabled a truckload of permissions for pre-installed apps. I probably disabled a lot of functions, but my phone (and Bluetooth Hands-free), my texting, my internet access with Chrome, Google Maps, and associated functions all work well. The only function I could not complete was setting fingerprint access, but the phone was already password protected. When I open Google Maps, it does not default to my local map, so presumably ity does not know where I am.