Report: Google Tracks Users Even With Location History Turned Off


Google continues to store users’ location data even on phones that have privacy settings set to prevent that kind of tracking, according to an Associated Press report released Monday.

The study found that despite the company saying, “With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored” some apps still timestamp user locations without asking.

In order to fully turn off location tracking, users must adjust settings in “web and app activity,” not only “location services,” and even then it is difficult to prevent the phone from recording users’ whereabouts, according to the report.


Read more at The Hill.



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