>messing around with my phone
>keep getting notifications that my location is being searched
>it's google play services
>it has acces to my location, the ability to directly call or text someone, my "car speed" and a bunch of other shit
jesus fuck, how can I make my phone not botnet?
sure, but "google app" and "google play services", the shit that controls half the services my phone offers have locked in permissions that can control basically everything, even record audio and take pictures.
Like what the fuck
Jesus it's literally telling you what things have access to for either "oh you're getting a call, pause myself so you can do the call phone thing." Not "OH YES NOW WE CAN MAKE A GODDAMN FUCKING PHONE CALL AS YOU BWAHAHA ULTIMATE POWER HOPE YOU LIKE PIZZA"
>Implying iPhones built in apps don't do the same thing
The only reason you think otherwise is because you can't download useful apps other than kids games and bullshit. Also they make use of the same permissions in the same way anyways, they just don't let you know.
Your location is being tracked so Google Now can tell you what movies are playing at the theater across the street, or what restaurants are around the corner.
This isn't malicious, but the fact that it gets added to a database of all your activity is.
Turn off location services. Disallow web history, location history, etc in Google Settings. That's a start.
To completely remove botnet, destroy phone. The unfortunate reality is that without botnet services, most of the things people do with phones are either incredibly gimped or completely unavailable.
>tfw cm12s and got all this shit turned off in privacyguard