Monday, April 25, 2011
If you'd like it to stop, go to Settings > Location, and turn off Google based location services. You'll still have your carrier's location services and GPS, but you'll be missing out on any location services provided by Google. Still, if that's not as important to you as keeping Google from collecting your location data, then at least the option is there for you. Google collects your data along with a unique identifier for your phone, but leaves out your name. Still, by collecting a unique identifier for each phone, it can't be completely anonymous, your identity could still be derived from this information if it were to land in the wrong people's hands. While it's probably not something you need to worry about, if you're particularly careful with your online privacy, you may want to opt out of Google's services.