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Your every move tracked: How to remove Apple and Google’s location data

Your every move tracked: How to remove Apple and Google’s location data

Apple and Google have long been collecting location data from their users, whether it's through the GPS on their devices or via Wi-Fi and cellular networks. This data can be used to improve their services, such as providing personalized recommendations and improving navigation features. However, many users are concerned about the privacy implications of this data collection.

If you're one of those users, here's how you can remove Apple and Google's location data:

For Apple:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Scroll down and tap on Privacy
  3. Tap on Location Services
  4. Scroll down and tap on System Services
  5. Here, you will see a list of services that use your location data. To turn off location tracking for all services, toggle off the switch next to "Significant Locations". You can also choose to turn off location tracking for individual services, such as Location-Based Alerts or Popular Near Me.

For Google:

  1. Open the Google Maps app on your device
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner
  3. Tap on Your data in Maps
  4. Here, you will see a list of data that Google has collected from you, including your location history. To turn off location tracking, toggle off the switch next to "Location History". You can also choose to delete your location history by tapping on "Delete Location History".

It's important to note that turning off location tracking may affect the functionality of some apps, such as navigation apps that rely on your location data to provide directions. If you want to use these apps while still protecting your privacy, consider using a virtual private network (VPN) or a location spoofing app that can mask your true location.

In other news, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, with new variants of the virus emerging and vaccine distribution efforts underway. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the pandemic is far from over, despite the rollout of vaccines in many countries.

In the United States, President Biden has set a goal of vaccinating 200 million Americans by his 100th day in office, which falls on April 30. As of early April, more than 100 million doses of the vaccine had already been administered in the US.

However, vaccine distribution efforts have faced challenges, including supply shortages and logistical issues. Some states have also faced criticism for their vaccine rollout strategies, with reports of inequities in distribution and difficulties in scheduling appointments.

The pandemic has also had a significant impact on the global economy, with many businesses struggling to stay afloat and millions of people out of work. Governments around the world have implemented stimulus measures and other support programs to try to mitigate the economic damage.

Finally, in sports news, the NCAA men's basketball tournament recently concluded, with the Baylor Bears taking home the championship title. The tournament was held entirely in Indiana, with COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure the safety of players and staff. The event was considered a success, with many praising the NCAA's efforts to hold the tournament during the pandemic.

 

Apple and Google have long been collecting location data from their users, whether it's through the GPS on their devices or via Wi-Fi and cellular networks. This data can be used to improve their services, such as providing personalized recommendations and improving navigation features. However, many users are concerned about the privacy implications of this data collection.

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