Google Clarifies Their Location-Tracking Policy Help Page To Put Some Spin On The Fact That They Were Tracking You

You might recall that AP blew the lid off the fact that even if you disable location tracking in Google apps, you’re still being tracked anyway. Well, according to a new report from AP, Google has altered the web pages that relate to location tracking. Before the change, it used to say among other things that once you set the setting to off “the places you go are no longer stored”. But now it says flipping the setting off “does not affect other location services on your device” and that “some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other services, like Search and Maps.” Google fessed up to the change in another document making the claim that it was simply making things more clear for its users. In other words, nothing to see here. Move along.

In any case if you don’t want Google tracking your movements, I would take a look at this article from PC Magazine which gives you instructions on what you need to do regardless of what device you are using.

 

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One Response to “Google Clarifies Their Location-Tracking Policy Help Page To Put Some Spin On The Fact That They Were Tracking You”

  1. […] data even if you’ve explicitly disabled the location sharing feature. Then they tried to clean up the mess that they created by putting some spin on it. Clearly that didn’t work because Google has […]

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