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After probe, Google clarifies erroneous location-tracking policy

The Japan Times

SAN FRANCISCO – Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they have disabled the setting. The change came three days after an AP investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users have turned off the setting. Google has not changed its location-tracking practice in that regard. But its help page for the "Location History" setting now states: "This setting does not affect other location services on your device." It also acknowledges that "some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other services, like Search and Maps."



AP NewsBreak: Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

U.S. News

But its help page now states: "This setting does not affect other location services on your device." It also acknowledges that "some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other services, like Search and Maps."


How to Turn Off Location Tracking (Updated)

The New Yorker

Google executives were dismayed over a most inconvenient discovery: When they made it simpler to halt digital location tracking, far too many customers did so. Google executives then worked to develop technological workarounds to keep tracking users.