Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data
It’s no secret that Google tracks you everywhere, even when you keep Google’s Location History feature disabled.
As revealed by an Associated Press investigation in 2018, other Google apps like Maps or daily weather update service on Android allows the tech giant to continuously collect your precise latitude and longitude.
According to Google, the company uses this location-tracking features with an intent to improve its users’ experience, like “personalized maps, recommendations based on places you’ve visited, help finding your phone, real-time traffic updates about your commute, and more useful ads.”
Moreover, it’s also known that Google could share your location data with federal authorities in criminal investigations when asked with a warrant.