We see these stories over and over again. It shouldn’t be a surprise. Google, Apple, etc. gather data on you – including location – whenever they please. The issue comes in when they lie to their consumers about it. That’s consumer fraud and should be prosecuted.
Google records your movements even when you explicitly ask it not to.
Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even after you have enabled privacy settings purportedly designed to stop data-gathering.
Researchers created a visual map of the movements of Princeton postdoctoral researcher Gunes Acar based on the location history stored in his Google account.
Dr Acar carried an Android phone with the ‘Location History’ setting switched off during his travels.