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Old September 21st, 2018, 03:34 PM
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MYOB, Smartphone

I am kind of creeped out by my phone. I mean Smartphones are cool, and yeah, I think it's kind of neat when mine can autofill the end of my sentence for me when I use key words. If I type the text "I'm at Grocery Store Name." it automatically suggests "Do you need anything?" because I tend to see if people (husband, kids, best friend/neighbor) need me to save them a trip into town by picking something up for them every time I'm at the store. That's cool. And convenient for me.

Over the last two weeks though, I have noticed that my phone has figured out my schedule. I have an activity that I do at noon on most Fridays - a gathering that I attend. It's not on my schedule, it has never been on my schedule. It's just something I decide Friday morning, if I'm free, that I feel like going to do. And I get in my car and go. I have never asked my phone for directions to this place.

This morning I looked at my phone notifications and it had under "Maps Destinations" a pin and how long it would take me to get to the place I usually go on Fridays.

Big Brother is watching!

(and yes, I know I need to start remembering to turn location services off after I use them)
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Old September 27th, 2018, 08:02 PM
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Re: MYOB, Smartphone

That would really creep me out.
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Old September 27th, 2018, 11:05 PM
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Re: MYOB, Smartphone

It did. I finally figured out how to turn it off. My phone had actually counted the number of times I have gone to the grocery store, a volunteer site, church, etc. since July 31st when the latest update put it on my phone. It's off now.

But then again, I wonder if someday it would be a useful alibi?
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Old September 28th, 2018, 04:42 AM
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Re: MYOB, Smartphone

I turn location services and every APP off on my phone. No auto anything. I'll turn it on if I want to use it.
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