GABRIEL CONCEIÇÃO

One day, I was driving in Porto, listening to the radio and thinking about what I needed to do. I didn't pay attention to where I parked my car

 

While walking on the streets, searching for a commercial establishment I needed to visit, I ended up getting lost. Eventually, I used Google Maps to navigate to my desired destination.

It was only when I decided to leave the commercial establishment that I realized I hadn't noted where I had parked my car. I had no specific reference in mind, just that I had left it beside the large gate of a house, nothing more.

After hours of walking and searching for my car, exhausted, I remembered that Google Maps has the ability to track every step I take, as I have Google Location History enabled. "Well, there should be some recorded information about my last moments driving," I thought.

And indeed, I found it! With only 18% battery remaining, Google had recorded the street and the closest company to where I had parked my car.

google-maps-timeline-day.jpg (400×497)

 

When I saw the supposed location, I realized that I was one kilometer away from my car on foot... Yes, it was a bad day! But at least it was there :-)

You can easily access your Google Maps Timeline here. here.

Some people might think this feature is useless and compromises users' privacy. However, if no one accesses your account or mobile phone and you haven't installed unsafe applications or caught a virus, you can consider it safe.

There is no foolproof computer system, but it's important to consider the advantages of this technology while maintaining security precautions.

And here's a tip for those who encounter or may encounter the same problem: a simple smartphone can be of great help.


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