Google app "Nearby" - your presence will be known

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    Google app "Nearby" - your presence will be known


    Posted: 10 Jun 2014
    Google Will Soon Introduce 'Nearby' To Let Other 'People, Places, And Things' Know When You're Around.
    androidpolice.com link-source

    "...When Nearby is turned on for your account, Google can periodically turn on the mic, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and similar features on all your current and future devices. Google+ and other Google services need this access to help you connect, share, and more.
    When you turn on Nearby, you're also turning on Location History for your account and Location Reporting for this device. Google needs these services to periodically store your location data for use by Nearby, other Google services, and more."
    Fantail's Avatar Posted By: Fantail
    10 Jun 2014



  1. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1

    Yay! Google is taking over the jobs of the NSA, CIA, FBI, MI5, Interpol....
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  2. Posts : 25,847
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       #2

    Britton30 said:
    Yay! Google is taking over the jobs of the NSA, CIA, FBI, MI5, Interpol....

    Google has all of them beat hands down.
    Google doesn't have to ask for a warrant or go in front of a Senate Committee.
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  3. scr
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    1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
       #3

    I find it strange that people do not have any issues with Facebook, Google and other private companies following their every move, purchases, emails, text messages and present location without issue yet will scream, stomp their feet and curse the government if it evens checks emails for terrorism threats. Something is wrong with all of this tracking business no matter who is doing the tracking.

    Freedom and privacy falls another notch towards zero.
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    I have issues with all of them scr.
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  5. Posts : 20,583
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       #5

    I'm sure this newbie service will be activated "by accident" like Google+ was,
    Enrolling everyone with a gmail account to spike usage statistics
    Cheers.
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  6. Posts : 4,566
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       #6

    So just keep it off. What is the big deal? It is opt in.

    I have a custom rom so this will not have it anyway.
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       #7

    Trusting Google as I do, I suspect they may turn it on while it appears to be off.
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    So was google+
    But it didn't quite work out that way in the beginning Oops Google's bad
    If Google already had my phone number another Oppsy would again happen most likely,
    No number not much of a chance to get opted in accidently
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       #9

    scr said:
    I find it strange that people do not have any issues with Facebook, Google and other private companies following their every move, purchases, emails, text messages and present location without issue yet will scream, stomp their feet and curse the government if it evens checks emails for terrorism threats. Something is wrong with all of this tracking business no matter who is doing the tracking.

    Freedom and privacy falls another notch towards zero.
    It's been below zero for a good while by now and it's probably -20 or less by now...
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