An AP investigation found that Google saves your location history even if you’ve paused “Location History” on mobile devices.

Motorcycle Mode in Google Maps India Ver
Motorcycle Mode in Google Maps India Ver

Google stores a snapshot of where you are when you merely open its Maps app. Automatic daily weather updates on Android phones pinpoint roughly where you are.

And some searches that have nothing to do with location, like “chocolate chip cookies,” or “kids science kits,” pinpoint your precise latitude and longitude — accurate to the square foot — and save it to your Google account (via).

The privacy issue affects 2 billion users of devices that run Google’s Android operating software and hundreds of millions of worldwide iPhone users who rely on Google for maps or search (Read the researcher’s blogpost).


Anything for ad $s? By the way,  the same company is preaching ethics in AI.

Brace yourself.