Not only is Google Maps tracking you, but a program called report from The New York Times. We’ll show you how you make it more difficult for Google or at least not hand over the most granular data.is potentially turning over your location data to law enforcement, according to a
Keep in mind that a 2018 Associated Press investigation reported that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may.
We also recently learned that, so it’s not just Google that you have to worry about. (Alternatively, you may want to at least .)
“Google maintains that such location-tracking features are intended to improve your experience. But that notion is at odds with the definition of “off,” said Princeton computer scientist Jonathan Mayer. “If you’re going to allow users to turn off something called ‘Location History,’ then all the places where you maintain location history should be turned off,” he said.
Indeed, even when Location History is toggled off in your Google account settings, AP discovered, actions like searching for something in your browser, checking automatic weather updates and opening Google Maps will record your location. Princeton researchers were able to verify AP’s claims.
If you want to fully disable location tracking (which, keep in mind, will limit certain apps’ location-driven capabilities), you need to disable another setting called Web & App Activity.