Google continues to track the user’s movement – AR

Google продолжает отслеживать передвижения пользователей - АР

The company uses geolocation, when the user opens Google Maps, search engine or weather app on Android.

Many Google services on iPhones and Android devices store data about the movements of the user, even if privacy settings are disabled location history. This is evidenced by the results of the study for the Associated Press.

According to media reports, Google in advance asks the user permission to the application, such as Google Maps, using geolocation. Support page Google says that users who have disabled it, “block access to location information for all applications”. Associated Press journalists found that this is not true.

The experiment showed that after users disable the history of movements, but not change settings in the app and web search, some Google services automatically continue to keep location data.

In particular, the company uses geolocation, when the user opens Google Maps, search engine or weather app on Android. The observations of the journalists confirmed researchers from Princeton University.

Previously, Google Maps launched a new feature, when disseminating the geolocation information is available about the battery of the smartphone.

 

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