Google knows where are you! The search engine giant records all your movements even if you have turned off the location tracker.
An Associated Press investigation report found out that the issue could affect more than two billion people who use Google maps or Google search directly or indirectly.
According to the study, Google maps “stores a snapshot of where you are,” an automatic daily weather updates track a location of your Android device, and even a small random search on Google searches gets to know about your exact latitude and longitude.
even random Google searches that you make will hand over information to the tech giant.
The study has been verified by the Computer science researchers at Princeton University after AP’s requests.
However, in response to the allegations, Google has issued a description of tools and suggestions on how to turn off the location tracker and delete the location history.
Google says: “You can turn off Location History at any time. With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored.”
Google’s “Web and App Activity,” which is turned on by default, let the company track your location.
To turn it off, you have to simply go to Activity Controls. Turn off both Web & App Activity and Location History.
For Android device follow these steps:
1) Go to settings.
Next click on Google, and then Google Account
There you will find a tab “data & personalisation” inside it “web & app Activity”
Turn off “Web & App Activity”
For iPhones, iPads, and computers:
Sign into your Google account, click on the activity controls page.
There you will find “the web & app Activity” tab
Turn off the “Web and App Activity”