Google Location History Page:
The surveillance state in America has become so brazen that Google will even show you your complete location history as recorded on your Android phone. Log into the Gmail account that is connected to your phone, then hit the link above. If you have turned on either GPS or network based location, Google will show you exactly where you have been for the last month.
If you allowed your phone to use the network identification feature, Google will most likely tell you that you have been a lot of places that you haven’t. The reason is simple. GPS doesn’t always work, especially indoors at all, so in order to capture your location Google offers that secondary network based location. Your phone is constantly scanning for networks, and those that it identifies, it catalogs with the nearest coordinate address it can garner from the GPS on your phone (when you go back outside), as well as the Google Maps cars that roam the streets and take pictures of all of our front doors.
The problem occurs when you match a network name like “Linksys” or “Home,” of which there are thousands all over the country. Google apparently logs every instance of that network name around a location it knows you were at because of a unique name. So if it picks up a network called “TheHadleyHouse111MainSt” and then “livingroom” (a very common home network name), Google Location Services will show you as visiting every house that has a network called “livingrooom” within a given radius of the network called “TheHadleyHouse111MainSt,” even though the next one it picks up is right next door.
If you turn off the network location services and just use the GPS, the Location History page is much more accurate, but still not perfect, especially if you keep your phone sometimes in a pocket or purse.
If you leave both the GPS and network locations on, Google will still say you visited distance networks, even though the GPS told it that you never went there.
How scary is that? Because even if you are still among the fools who brazenly declare “I’ve got nothing to hide I don’t care if they track me,” Google can now be used a modicum of proof that you were somewhere that you were not, as evidenced by your own phone.
The implications of this are staggering when you sit and think about it. Can you imagine being arrested and brought to court on a trumped up charge, defended by a public defense attorney.
“Your Honor, my client doesn’t have the money for an expert that will testify as to the technology Google is mis-using for their Location History. My client says he wasn’t there and that there must be a matching network name to somewhere he was within the radius of the location.”
“What are you mumbling about counselor?” Clink. Bye.
A bigger picture of this is not that Google should fix the code that prioritizes the network names over the GPS history. It also isn’t really that Google should not be storing your history. If you lose your phone and history is on, you’ll be able to track where your phone is even if it is in the trunk of a car (because the radio waves from the network permeate the trunk, but GPS signals do not). If you aren’t cheating on your significant other and you aren’t in the shadow government working on the next false flag attack, who cares where you went this week?
The point is that is that the convenience of technology can and most likely will be abused by things that we don’t intend to use it for. A little bit of code at Google could put someone in jail. What would similar errors and misleading features in smart guns do? Think about what a “bio-trigger” would do to you when the technology is cracked so that someone else can fire your weapon without cutting off your hand. Technology is a great convenience, yes. But the risks should be considered before making them a part of our lives.
Does Google still track you when you turn off all of your location services? The better question is does Google send a notification to the shadow government when you turn off your location services, and then track and send your coordinates constantly, by design. Nothing is what we are being told anymore. This is the time of reverse think. This is how great civilizations crumble.