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Should I allow the Google Location Service?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by blksith0, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. blksith0

    blksith0 Well-Known Member
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    What benefits do I get from it?
     

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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member
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    If you search Google on your phone it will personalize the search by checking where you are and adjust results to your location. If you search for pizza it will automatically find pizza near the place you are.
     
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  3. blksith0

    blksith0 Well-Known Member
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    Would apps be able to abuse this in any way?
     
  4. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member
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    It is frequently used to serve location-specific ads (as a means of supporting freeware apps). Turning it off won't eliminate the ads AFAIK, though, they just won't be as targeted.
     

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