Google records your movements even when you explicitly ask it not to. Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even after you have enabled privacy settings purportedly designed to stop data-gathering. Researchers created a visual map of the movements of Princeton postdoctoral researcher Gunes Acar based on the location history stored in his Google account. Dr Acar carried an Android phone with the'Location History' setting switched off during his travels. Despite the setting purportedly preventing data collection, Google kept records of Dr Acar's train commute on two trips to New York and visits to the High Line park, Chelsea Market, Hell's Kitchen, Central Park and Harlem.
Aug-13-2018, 14:28:41 GMT