Google Maps Feature- Scary

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Yard Dart, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Just one more reason to not use this technology.... privacy.....whoosh, out the door!!

    Incredibly cool new Google Maps feature is also terrifyingly scary
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I don't think I need that ---
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    What a fantastic tool for the .gov to use against you.......... and by accepting their terms of use... you would have allowed that. NO!!
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Not in my Lifetime.....
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  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I have, and use Google maps daily. I can find no trace of this feature at present. Perhaps it comes with the next update.
    I will check for an "opt out" button .
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  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    It says in the article that it started on the 22nd.... but it may take an update to pop on your features list..... [dunno]
  7. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    How long before they want to implant android based multicultural safety tracking chips, and maybe mandate Google glasses so they can record what we see as well?

    Frikkin' scary. My employer requires me to carry a smart phone. I pull the battery when I'm off duty and not on call. No other "smart" devices for me.
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  8. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    The delima is to either manage it and hide in plain site or conspicuously opt out. It's not new this tracking. Facebook tracts you and every ip you log in thru. So not sure what the problem is about using it or not. You have gps? It tracks you and stores data.

    Appreciate the heads up. One more thing to manage
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  9. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Hmmm, Just went to google maps and apparently they don't have permission to view my location.
    Looks like I'm doing things right. [coo]
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  10. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I think (until they implant the chips) you enable it on an application on your Android device.
  11. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Yet another reason that I have a prepaid phone that just makes calls. Who says it's not smart!
  12. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    I do not have, nor will I have, a smart phone... The wife likes to do me favors and upgrades my phone for me... Not a good thing and she is the one with a new phone...
  13. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

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