Google Maps/Timeline

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  1. Miller6386

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    Has anyone looked at their time lines in maps? I don't recall ever allowing them to record or save this info. Must be in small print somewhere. Very unnerving.....

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    You can clear it though.

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    Yep, it is a little spooky. I viewed mine once after a 2 week work trip in TX using my phone to navigate around almost every day. It was spot on, showed everywhere I had been during that 2 week period... including the flight to TX and home.

    Like you said, we can clear it out. But how many people know how to do that? And, also like you said, we probably agreed to this somewhere in some tiny little fine print.

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    I was just browsing through mine. I can see value in some of it but man the fact that it's all stored at Google somewhere freaks me out.

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    They are like Santa. They know when you have been naughty or nice.

    I try not to worry about it too much and hope that they are not using this data for nefarious purposes. Tracking my location does seem to trigger some cool Opinion Reward surveys; so I make some $$ from Google. I guess that's one positive.

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    Time wasn't turned on, or at least still has the "Lets Go" tab.
    I'm going to leave it and presume, like they say, I'm the only one with the info....
    Do I believe it? H*** no.
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    Well only you can see it...and everyone at Google. But no one else can see your timeline.

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    I don't care anymore if Google knows where I go. Im just not that interesting. If I was famous...or a drug dealer...I wouldn't have a Google phone. LOL

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    I thought you were famous?

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    Now that last line makes more sense

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    Easy answer uninstall /disable Google maps and use here maps instead

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    Even includes photos. I kinda like it, like Peredroid said, I have nothing to hide.

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