Google Turns Every Phone Running Google Maps Into Coronavirus Spyware

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Google Turns Every Phone Running Google Maps Into Coronavirus Spyware
By Daniel Greenfield

We always knew that the big dot com monopolies were stockpiling massive amounts of data on their users.

And there was no telling how some of that data was being used. One of the hot theories involved phones eavesdropping on users and generating keywords from conversations to serve ads.

Now we’re seeing a sample of how coordination between governments and Google, the scariest dot com of them all, can work to create a China-like system.

Google is launching a tool that will publicly track people’s movements amid the coronavirus pandemic, allowing health officials to check whether their communities are abiding by social-distancing measures.

The California-based tech giant says it will publish and regularly update the “community mobility reports,” which are broken down by location and display the change in visits to public places such as grocery stores and parks. The tool, announced by the company late Thursday, uses “aggregated, anonymized sets of data” that Google has collected on users, including through Google Maps.


Just in case you didn’t know, any Android phones, any phone containing Google apps, especially Google Maps, is spying on you.

The Community Mobility Reports provide actionable information. They are, for the moment, not individualized, but they make use of your individual information to monitor your community and provide data that will be used to push for actions and crackdowns.

As global communities respond to COVID-19, we’ve heard from public health officials that the same type of aggregated, anonymized insights we use in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19.

Government officials. In other words.

Google notes that it’s drawing data from users who have made their location history accessible, and while turning that off may be a start move, there’s no reason to think that Google isn’t drawing data regardless, and making use of it, even if you turn off both data and WiFi.

This is another reminder of the need to break up Google before it gets too blatantly evil.

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Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
Yeah in Australia a mobile phone company called Vodafone is tracking the movements of all its users and sending their locations to police so they can so who and who isn't practising social distancing, yet another jigsaw for how the antichrist will start to implement his /her/shim/alien technology to persecute those that don't obey orders
 

Footsteps

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Deleted scene from Lord of the Rings:
Frodo sits peacefully in Rivendell, gazing into a babbling stream. He feels a vibration in his pocket. Pulling out his iPhone, he feels a sense of dread. But he is quickly calmed by the sight of a smiling young woman, earnestly pleading for a New Age of Green. The scene changes to doves fluttering through a blue sky, then pans down to a smiling Hobbit in front of his round wooden front door. The homeowner proudly says he no longer fears vandals and thieves. He steps aside and the camera zooms into the center of his door. In its center is The Ring, a bright blue light circling continuously. Frodo's eyes are drawn to the light. He is Google eyed and dizzy. Slowly from the center of the circle a glowing point of yellow-orange grows and draws him closer. It is the Eye of Sauron! Frodo shuts his eyes and falls backward. When he awakens, he is by the river again. His iPhone is lying by his side. He reaches for it gingerly. He holds it to his chest and says, "My Precious".
 
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