Let the criminality of Google sink in. Let the criminality of your government’s inaction sink in. Perhaps because Google is being paid, by our government, to do this, to do an end run around the Constitutional protections to your privacy.
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: even with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data without asking. Google stores your location if you open Google Maps, if you use Google’s weather app, and they also track your search history even if you are not looking for something that is related to a particular location. Google says that, if users want privacy, they must take an extra step and turn off the ‘Web and App Activity’ setting. This, however, is difficult to find and, even then, Google admits it still retains some location information. [Apparently, the only way to prevent this is to delete your Google account, including Google Searches. Even then, it is possible to find your location by noting which cell towers are receiving your signal. To avoid that, the last resort is to give up the convenience of a mobile phone. Something to think about.] -GEG….. Read More