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Privacy zone: stop reporting *near* home/work‏

Having read the Waze ideology of location reporting at journey endpoints with respect to privacy I have deemed it wanting greatly.

Please consider a feature to allow one to create flexible (arbitrarily variable) zones around one's home, workplace, church, etc, where upon entering one's position is no longer publicly visible.

I am confident a variation of this will mitigate privacy journey endpoint concerns

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  • Jodi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use the local Walgreens as my home address. Ha! Follow me there!

  • RegisT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Sherlock McGyver: you are obviously an intelligent nut..
    to bother posting here..
    but, you don't get it..
    ** your personal life-experiences are either too young or sheltered to take seriously

  • Sherlock McGyver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Or how about you don't use your real name so people can't see who you are? Regulate yourself if you're concerned about privacy.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This could be implemented with the 'home' and 'work' location functions to avoid users appearing on the map when they've been stationary at a predefined location for a long period of time.

  • Samsung TTS FTW commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Currently google collects but CLAIMS to delete 500m from end points. This is similar to the absurdity of opt-out.

    No, don't collect & delete

    Do: not-collect

  • Samsung TTS FTW commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not only hide but more importantly

    STOP REPORTING in zones

    I already have the cached map and route.

    CEASE COMMUNICATING with the routing server

  • more allayed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "privacy rape" by google takes on a frightening dimension if google acquires user navigation history alone.

  • more allayed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this is ALL THE MORE ESSENTIAL since the acquisition of waze by EVIL GOOGLE.

    All the better to "opt" you into privacy whoring yourself, my dear.

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