We recently published an article about Google’s Your Timeline, which for many people turned out to be the Google tracking feature they didn’t know they’d switched on.
As author Matt Boddy wrote:
Using GPS, Wi-Fi and cell tower data, Google’s Your Timeline can paint a very accurate picture of your daily life. If you’ve got it switched on, it stores every step you take and everywhere you go. And the thing is, lots of people seem to have it switched on without even realising, including me, and my favourite hats come in tinfoil.
That article provoked a wide range of comments, including some strongly for, and others vigorously against, the Timeline feature. So we figured we’d take the debate to Facebook Live, to debate the question, “Google Timeline – bug or feature?”
(Can’t see the video directly above this line? Watch on Facebook instead.)
(You don’t need a Facebook account to watch the video, and if you do have an account you don’t need to be logged in. If you can’t hear the sound, try clicking on the speaker icon in the bottom right corner of the video player to unmute.)