Has Google Maps Been Tracking Your Every Move? Find Out.
Google is probably logging your location, step by step, via Google Maps.
This location history page has actually been available for several years, since Google first rolled it out as part of Latitude, its now-defunct location-sharing app.
We’re highlighting it again because it’s trivially easy to turn off Google Maps location-tracking, if you want to.
We all know that no matter what ‘privacy’ settings you may try and implement, our information is all being collected and stored somewhere.
Apparently this record only happens if you have ‘location services’ switched on in your phone; so if you decide you don't want to be tracked. Turn off your location services in your phone.
Want to know if you are being tracked? Visit this link to see what Google has recorded about your travels:
Check Your History:
How to Turn Location Services Off and Delete Your History:
How to delete your location history:
View your location history using Google’s web page.
Set a time period to view — up to 30 days at a time.
Select the period you want to delete.
Click the “Delete history from this time period” link on the left side of this page.
If you have multiple Google accounts, check the history for each one.
To turn off location tracking in Android:
Go to the Settings app.
Scroll down and tap on the Location section.
Tap Google Location Reporting.
Switch Location History to “off.”
Note: For greater privacy, you can also turn off Location Reporting, but this will keep apps like Google Maps from working properly.
How to turn off location tracking in iOS:
Open the Settings app.
Scroll down to Privacy, and select Location Services.
Disable all Location Services by setting the top slider to “off” — or scroll down to disable specific apps one by one, such as Google Maps.
The Mobile PC Guys Team