ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — According to Pew Research, 77% of Americans own a smartphone. For iPhones and Androids, they come with a preinstalled app that tracks your location. For iPhones, it is Find My Friends, and for Android users, it is Google maps, but there is more.
In the park, at home, at the store, your phone tracks your every movement and everything you do on it, and you might not even know it.
How many privacy policies have you read? For Android owners, all your phone data is sent to Google including how long your call was and where you were at the time.
It’s connected to your Gmail account. And for iPhone users, the same information is tracked, but it stays on your phone.
Go to the settings app on your phone to location service and turn off tracking. You can also go to individual apps in the settings app to disable location services and other tracking information.
To stop Google from tracking you, go to your account, pick personal info and privacy, and click go to my activity to erase some of the data.