- Oct 28, 2012
That makes all the sense!! Thanks for the clarification! I'm turning my location on RIGHT NOW!
I'm pretty sure it does affect the battery life, I can barely use my phone throughout the SCHOOL(Meaning I don't use it very often) day just to get home with battery at 25%, I got home with 45-50% when location was off the whole day, but battery is pretty bad in WP 8.1.
The NSA loves naive people like you, so do hackers! You sit there texting the red cross to help the so called natural disaster you see on TV not knowing your giving money to the same people who caused the storm! Cortana is cool but i don't need my home, my work, my favorite food places, my route to work, my friends house, my mothers house, my girlfriends house, the train route, my voice, my search history all sitting in the cloud somewhere one SSL slip up away from prying eyes. Especially in the cloud owned by companies that do business with the NSA! I'm not a conspiracy theorist or some hermit creep hiding in the basement with tin foil on my head. I ama a realist with a realistic view of the world today. Cortana has alot of functions that can be used without REQUIRING my location she can do 90% of those Bing search queries without requiring your location.
Redundant. What else is redundant is that it will help battery life if the locations is turned off.You mean in WP8.1 preview, that doesn't have correct firmware update on it? Yeah, it is bad (as expected).
Redundant. What else is redundant is that it will help battery life if the locations is turned off.
Doing anything on the internet narrows down your location at least to the city level, perhaps even to the building since your access point has an ip that can only be used in one place. And the cell signals can be used to triangulate your position pretty accurately too.
So worrying about GPS is like worrying about the rain while you're on the titanic. I'd say you're helping the NSA more by saying GPS on your phone is the only way to track you.
If you're serious , you probably should just get rid of your cell phone.