Google tracks your movements even if Location History is turned off: AP

The Japan Times

SAN FRANCISCO – Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so. Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings atAP's request. For the most part, Google is upfront about asking permission to use your location information. An app like Google Maps will remind you to allow access to location if you use it for navigating.


Google tracks your movements, like it or not, AP investigation finds

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

SAN FRANCISCO – Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so. Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP's request. For the most part, Google is upfront about asking permission to use your location information. An app like Google Maps will remind you to allow access to location if you use it for navigating.


Google records your location even when you tell it not to

The Guardian

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so. Computer science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP's request. For the most part, Google is upfront about asking permission to use your location information. An app like Google Maps will remind you to allow access to location if you use it for navigating.


Google tracks your location even if you switch off location tracking

New Scientist

Google records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to, an investigation has found. The Associated Press reported that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data, even if you have used a privacy setting which states it will prevent Google from doing so. Computer science researchers at Princeton University in the US confirmed the report's findings. For the most part, Google is up-front about asking permission to use your location information. An app like Google Maps will remind you to allow access to location if you use it for navigating.


Google faces court after revelations it records your every movement

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Google is facing fresh legal action over claims it recorded users' locations, even after they had switched off its optional'Location History' setting on their device. The company is under investigation by Arizona's attorney general, who is looking into whether the search firm deceived its users. Google could face huge fines – up to $10,000 (£7,770) per violation – if the claims are confirmed by a team of lawyers assembled by the state of Arizona. This could lead to unprecedented penalties in the United States, potentially prompting similar moves elsewhere in the world. Google previously claimed it did not mislead customers over its location tracking.