Google has been named in a lawsuit of illegally tracking the movements of millions of Android phone or US iPhone smartphone users despite them turning off the “location history” in their phone settings.
The suit filed on Friday by plaintiff Napoleon Patacsil of San Diego, California, is seeking unspecified damages with class-action status for all users of smartphones who wished to not be tracked by Google, and who tried to prevent the surveillance by cutting off the feature. This is an intentional violation of California’s privacy laws, and an intrusion of privacy.
“Google expressly represented to users of its operating system and apps that the activation of certain settings will prevent the tracking of users’ geolocations,” the lawsuit read.
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