Google Maps, the company’s mapping software, uses your smartphone’s camera to track you as you travel.
It does this by taking pictures of your surroundings as you go, sending those images to Google, and storing them in a database of locations in a cloud-based database called Google Maps.
The app stores a small amount of information about your location in the app, which can then be accessed by other apps using the same camera or phone.
Google Maps also uses your phone’s GPS to track your location as you move around the world.
And that’s it: the app will collect data about your movements and use that data to provide you with better and more detailed maps.
Google says it will use this data for “customised content and advertising”.
The company says that it uses location information to improve its maps and other features.
For example, it says it can better identify landmarks and landmarks can be “taken into account” when creating maps.
But some privacy advocates argue that Google’s actions could be much worse:They argue that the company is abusing the phone’s location sensor and collecting information about the location of people without their consent.
Google’s legal team says that its location-tracking apps have “no connection to the location-sharing data that Google uses to determine which people to send a map to, nor do they collect any personal information that may be personally identifiable”.
But in a statement to TechCrunch, a Google spokesperson told us that the “data that Google Maps collects is used to help it better understand how people use Google Maps and other apps”.
The spokesperson also said that it does not use your phone or location information for any other purpose.
In a statement provided to Tech Crunch, Privacy International said that Google has “a long history of violating the privacy of millions of people around the globe and its use of location-tracking technology is nothing new”.
It said:Google’s data collection activities are not limited to its Maps apps, and it collects and uses location data in all of its products including Google+, Gmail, Chrome and other Google products.