Google Gave Location Data Tracking For 300 Million Users To Science

published 04.06.2020 01:15

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Previous filings and widespread reports, centered more precisely on location data tracking have plagued the company too.

Now, Google has repeatedly claimed not to store or track location data for users who aren't aware of it.

The scientists indicate that, for example, the data examination included "stops at airports and other locations on a multi-stop international itinerary."

Specifically, the company handed over around 300-million users' data to a group of scientists conducting a study aggregated from smartphones and "covering nearly all countries and 65% of Earth's populated surface."

Google may end up in hot water with the US government all over again, following reports that it gave out users' location data tracking information without their knowledge.