Reply to post: Re: What's the problem really?

Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we'll still track you

David Nash Silver badge

Re: What's the problem really?

I think this maybe illustrates a generation gap. Privacy should be the default but increasingly it seems that people don't understand this.

Sharing/snooping/tracking/whatever you want to call it can be abused, no matter how benign the original intention, or whatever conveniences it provides in some cases.

I will turn location on if I need it, then turn it off again. I will not download apps that want access to the camera if it's not obvious why. etc.etc.

And no, I don't turn on GPS/location when using Google Maps unless I need GPS, which I rarely do.

It's not completely paranoid, it's just best practice to err on the side of caution.

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