I was under impression that by setting a visibility radius around my home address I'll hide any activity within that radius from the map. But it turns out that applies only to start and end of an activity. But what if someone stops by the home in the middle of a run or ride, for example to drink or refill water, or for any other reason? It turns out that is perfectly visible on the map if the activity is public.
The right solution would be to hide any part of activity from the map within the privacy radius - not just the start and the end.
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Hiding the home radius unconditional should be optional because not everybody would want to split their track in chunks when passing through. Another reason for it to be optional is that getting a segment that starts or ends in this radius it possible at the moment if you leave the radius before and after the segment as workaround.
Privacy zone doesn't split tracks into chunks. That only applies to others looking at your track on the map, but it doesn't affect any stats. With regards to segments, you are right, but I solved that by moving my privacy zone a little bit to a neighboring house so that one segment I particularly like is excluded.
Still, I'd argue that the current implementation may inadvertently expose users who may not fully understand how privacy zones work. I certainly thought that stopping by my house mid run would be hidden because it is well within the privacy zone. I was quite surprised to see that that wasn't the case. It isn't super common for me to do multiple loops right from the home, but occasionally I do that for a number of reasons, such as not wanting to carry water or perhaps doing one loop with my dog and another loop - without him.