WTF?! My non-rooted phone had #Google Maps pre-installed, but I only use #OSMand for navigation etc.

Yesterday, I walked to a local restaurant, without using my phone, and had lunch there before walking back.

I never opened #GoogleMaps.

Today, I find a notification from Maps:
How was {restaurant name}?
Rate places to get smarter recommendations.

So it tracked and calculated where I ate without even opening my phone or the app.

Definitely time for #Pinephone / #LibreM

#privacy #Android


@Blort Installed apps, especially system apps, especially on a non-rooted phone also have *a lot* of privileges. The phone doesn't need to be used (i.e. in your hands and unlocked) for them to run (true for normal apps too if they require and given the perms), they can interrupt and wake the phone up in the background to probe for geo cords. And if there's no WiFi or data, they can ride it out until you eventually connect and send the stuff home. Apps can also turn data on/off.

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