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Google Location History explained: How police are broadly using Android geo data to solve crimes

April 14, 2019

Location data taken in aggregate can power useful features, with Google leveraging that history for traffic updates, recommendations, and ads. A new report today reveals how U.S. law enforcement is increasingly requesting that data as part of criminal investigations. While useful, privacy advocates argue that such overbroad practices risk “snaring the innocent.” What’s happening technically? […]

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