Google makes it easier for users to control location history data

15/12/2023 | The Verge

Google Maps is preparing to provide users more control over their personal data by introducing new ways to delete information and access location controls directly from the app's blue dot. Users will soon be able to view and delete recent activity related to specific places, such as searches, directions, visits and shares. Furthermore, Google confirmed that Maps location history will now be stored locally on users' devices, making it harder for governments or law enforcement authorities to access. The app's auto-delete control is also being reduced to three months by default, down from 18 months.

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