Join to Mozilla Location Service in Fedora

Simo Sorce simo at
Fri Nov 7 18:59:16 UTC 2014

On Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:03:06 +0530
Sudhir Khanger <ml at> wrote:

> On Thursday, November 06, 2014 08:10:19 PM Jiri Eischmann wrote:
> > It's usually opt-in, so you don't have to use it and don't use it by
> > default. This is at least designed as anonymous while Google tracks
> > all Android users and saves their personal location data by default.
> I don't mind sharing data as long as the data is shared back in some 
> interesting form.
> I think it's a misconception that Google saves personal location data
> by default. When you setup your device for the first time it will ask
> you to enable location reporting. You can disable location reporting
> and delete location history on your Android devices using this link
> [1]. You will also lose access to all the value that location aware
> apps provide.

And you do realize this is just a subtle punishment for not
surrendering to them your location data ?

They could simply offer you a middle ground, (say store just one day or
one week of data), but nope, it's either all or nothing, and if you
choose nothing, we'll cripple your service, KTHXBYE.


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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