Google Only Tweaks Location History Description After Lawsuit
Two years ago, the Arizona Attorney General sued Google for allegedly tricking people into giving up their location data, even after they tried to turn off the company’s location data settings. Experts and Gizmodo’s own attempts suggest the company’s success was middling at best and intentionally confusing at worst. It used to be pretty hard to figure that out; for years the company’s help page said “With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored.” “There’s a lot of fine print when you pause location history. But if you don’t read carefully, it would be easy to adjust the Location History setting without realizing that Google would still be following you around. I am proud of this historic settlement that proves no entity, not even big tech companies, is above the law,” Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a press release.
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