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Is Google tracking everywhere you go? Check these settings

Is Google tracking everywhere you go? Check these settings
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Your privacy is in a continual tug-of-war in the digital age. On one hand, you can't imagine life without the convenience of GPS and virtual assistants rattling off reviews for nearby restaurants.

On the other hand, well, that is a bit creepy, too. It's unsettling to think about websites and Android smartphones tracking your whereabouts, from your home to the office and to locating where your car is on the highway.

The truth is, you're giving up a lot of your privacy to enjoy the conveniences of modern technology. We all do it.

After all, it's great to have a virtual assistant in your pocket. When you need the help, it's a relief to turn on your smartphone to get you from Point A to Point B. You can find a hair salon or the closest movie theater with prices and times for the flick you want to see.

Yet, just open any website or turn on a 24-hour cable news network and you'll see the scary and sometimes dangerous downsides to all this connectivity. People know where you are when you don't want them to know.

So, it's important that your family and you are vigilant when it comes to protecting your privacy. For instance, is Google tracking you right now?

We have simple tips to make sure you're not being tracked. Do not skip No. 3!

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