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Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?

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gandelf:
Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission. Why?

Slowbrew:
Most like because the SDK from Google turns off all privacy measures automatically and makes the developer force them to be turned off.  They also have recently made some controls unavailable to the user period.  Without location data, Google can't track you as well, which means they do make as much money.

The apps may not cost $$ but they are not free.

Paul

a10t2:
I have no idea, but my guess would be that the content is only licensed in certain countries.

gandelf:

--- Quote from: Slowbrew on April 15, 2014, 10:54:17 AM ---Most like because the SDK from Google turns off all privacy measures automatically and makes the developer force them to be turned off.  They also have recently made some controls unavailable to the user period.  Without location data, Google can't track you as well, which means they do make as much money.

The apps may not cost $$ but they are not free.

Paul

--- End quote ---

I hear you and feeling rather stupid. For some reason I allowed myself to be blindsided by the trigger keywords AHA and Zymurgy. Note to my 56 year old brain!

Thanks

euge:
I almost always deny a location request. However, I have found Google Now to be entirely useful- learning as it goes so it is allowed to track me.

Also very circumspect about what gets loaded on my device. I'd say the Zymurgy app's location request is standard and not too evil. But I would eschew the tracking- there's little reason for it except for demographics.

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