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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by spman, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. spman

    spman Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Does my friends in my contact list see my location? If yes, how do I disable my location?

    I also wish to make my location private in all situations.

    Thanks
     



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  2. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

    I dont think your friends in the contact list can do that. :)
    Also just turn off GPS and any other location trackers within the apps themselves. :)
     
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Never sign in to Latitude or similar services.

    Just being in your contact list does not give someone access to your location.
     
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  4. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    Latitude allows folks to see anyone using the same service. It was one of the first apks I delete via ROM Toolbox Pro as well, as its purpose seems to be spying on folks. I haven't found any other point in it.
     
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  5. spman

    spman Android Enthusiast
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    I need to log in Latitude using a google account for Latitude to work correct? Or does Latitude work even if I did not log in Latitude? (I mean if I am only logged into other google service such as gmail, is Latitude also silently running in the background as long as I am logged into any other google service?)
     
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    You would have to knowingly sign into Latitude so youre ok :)
    I suppose it would be handy to keep track of kids
     
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  7. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    I wouldn't trust the app on my phone even if it were logged out myself. My next mission is disabling the e911 service on my new GS3
     
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  8. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Lots of luck. You can disable the weather, Amber alerts, but you can't delete the presidential override.

    If you don't give anyone your cell number, you won't be bothered by reverse 911.

    Location, maps, and any other social BS is the first thing to go on rooting.
     
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  9. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    So is this a US thing bro or worldwide?
     
  10. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    Not sure but e911 is CDMA specific. I never see the e911 service icon on any GSM make. In fact it's Verizon specific. They're the only carrier to include it as mandatory around here so I don't buy that "required by law" BS, more like "required by Verizon "

    I don't believe in doctors or medicine so I certainly don't like the idea of emergency services always tracking my every move.
     
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  11. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah ive read you'r views about human-made medicines and although i disagree in my own heart, i respect that view bro. Thanks :)
     
  12. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    You have to sign into latitude and set up who you want to share your location with in order for any else to have that information.

    911 can trace your position regardless of carrier. Verizon is the only one that displays it AFAIK
     
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  13. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    E911 is CDMA specific due to the nature of tower triangulation being less accurate in a CDMA system since the handset is only talking to one tower at a time. It differs in GSM networks, although I am sure they still GPS track but unlike the location service in CDMA phones, you can turn it off and they are forced to use tower triangulation if done, however in GSM networks tower triangulation alone is pretty darned accurate. In CDMA they force the GPS locator to remain on and not be user-disabled because that is their only reliable method. But unlike most, I am not too fond of citizen tracking. If I'm labeled a criminal say, for being inside a bank that got robbed and was mistaken for the perp, it would be a lot like being guilty before proven innocent.

    As I see it, I should have the right to deny emergency treatment via ambulance or police, so I don't really care about the FCC'S opinion on things. They prefer to protect us from ourselves and do everything in their power to eliminate natural selection in our species, which I majorly disagree with. Heck, the GFCI outlets were removed from my home for the same reason. I'm not so stupid to use a hair dryer in the bathtub. If someone is idiotic enough to do something so foolish and outright inept, they ought to be fried to a crisp.
     
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  14. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    More of the warnings are for severe weather. Too many people never look up, or pay attention to outside. Also a lot are in transit to home, work, shopping, and the only way to get a severe weather alert is by cell phone. We've had flash floods, fires, and farther east has had F4 or F5 tornados. Amber alerts are "for the children"

    Also reverse 911 if you live in a hazard zone. Lots of reverse 911 here due to fires. Usually you have to register for that, but it sounds like V is taking the matter out of users hands.

    I do have GSM and I will turn off the damn phone if it doesn't shut up.

    I guess the presidential override is another national emergency.
     
  15. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    FYI according to FCC.gov, Kentucky isn't one of the States that makes it illegal to block e911 services although I'm sure Verizon would argue otherwise. I've gotten pretty good at Android, and it will not be long before my S3 is rooted and that service gone. It's only a matter of time. There's likely a custom ROM out there which has already removed the service.
     
  16. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Getting back on-topic..... ;)

    Go into Settings/Location services and disable any location-sharing options.

    Btw, it's also very easy to limit location sharing via Latitude to only chosen contacts if that's your preference. Simply visit Location settings in Maps/Settings.
     
  17. spman

    spman Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    How to go to "Location settings in Maps/Settings" ?
     
  18. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    No, go to settings-->location in the main system settings
     
  19. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Open Maps, then the app menu and select Settings. The Location settings option is in there.
     
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