Can google see you too?


Today I found an article on a maybe not completely trusted web page but it made me think for a while.

No one planed to do this, this is not intentional.

And look at it.

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Imagine clinking on a tracking link, finding this. Yep, that is google tracking system. A google tracking system that follows you everywhere. Everywhere, in case you did turned on the location services on your smartphone.

If you do and you’re finding you have no data, then it means that either you don’t exist or you’ve beaten the system [1].

That is actually a pretty cool feature, isn’t it! Okay, let’s forget about all the conspiracy theories and admit – sure, this can easily be used against you. But as a traveller, this tool can be very useful! Or if you live your life in a foreign language and blog about it. More over, if you blog about travelling! Blogging about L’Aquila, it could definitely safe me quite a few minutes of re-clicking the road on google maps for you

Back to the topic, you know, I was about to read couple of articles about, how much does google know about you and write about it too but..

Your tracking report

can be seen here. To show you the correct result, make sure you log in with the same details as on your smart phone.

Okay, let’s give the tracker a go!

After some initial shock we though it might be fun to try it too. Anyway, it can´t tell you any more you knew already, can it! google-tracking-1

From all the results, I would like to share one (a very representative one, a bit math geek -like (because having a math geek friends is fun! ) )

So we were looking at this with some friends, and.. at least we know, that some of us had really been purely working on the theses in the last month as, apparently, they haven´t left flat Yep, this is how it looks like, at the end of your Erasmus Mundus program, when you need to do your master theses and have 2 month to go.

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And as for myself?

You have no location history until August 18, 2014

Ou yeah

[1] Thanks to Elizabeth Flux for the initial article

Mel

Mel

A crazy happy hard-working passionate traveller, mathematician, yoga fan and cocker lover. Welcome to my world of a lame blogger, that didn't hire anyone to help to start with and is now going through all this fails and bails.. And as well welcome to this public piece of myself, where I keep my updates about travelling through living a happy life - mostly in a foreign language.
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A crazy happy hard-working passionate traveller, mathematician, yoga fan and cocker lover. Welcome to my world of a lame blogger, that didn't hire anyone to help to start with and is now going through all this fails and bails.. And as well welcome to this public piece of myself, where I keep my updates about travelling through living a happy life - mostly in a foreign language.

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