Here’s a real simple solution: Open up the settings for your Android/Google based smart phone and uncheck all boxes for GPS tracking and cell signal tracking. Whenever an app asks to turn these back on, click “decline.”
That’s what I do and when I followed the link in the article to the Google map to see where I’ve been for the last 30 days, the map is void of any evidence of my travels.
If you have a sudden need to use your smart phone map, then turn on the GPS tracking functions and then when you are done using the map, turn the GPS tracking off again.
It’s that simple.