Going into settings and turning off your phone’s location will stop all apps and services from tracking your whereabouts. That’s a simple, easy to remember privacy concept. Unfortunately, there’s one small problem. Google has been tracking you anyway. You can take more drastic steps like turning off cellular data or even removing the SIM card to stop this, but the bad news is that even those measures won’t work. A Quartz investigation has discovered that Android phones’ software gathers and sends location data to Google as soon as they connect to the internet. Period.