Google Tracks You Even If Location History’s Off. Here’s How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were wrong. According to an AP investigation published Monday, even if you disable Location History, the search giant still tracks you every time you open Google Maps, get…

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Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place data, Apple Maps…

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Google Just Made A Tiny But Deeply Concerning Change To Its Code Of Conduct

Google is slowly taking over our lives. From creepy robot phone calls (that may or may not be real) to auto responses to your emails, the company gets a little bit more like The Circle every day. For quite some time, however, we’ve been spared eternal damnation thanks to one…

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Duplex shows Google failing at ethical and creative AI design

Google CEO Sundar Pichai milked the woos from a clappy, home-turf developer crowd at its I/O conference in Mountain View this week with a demo of an in-the-works voice assistant feature that will enable the AI to make telephone calls on behalf of its human owner. The so-called ‘Duplex’ feature of…

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Google Employees Are Resigning Over The Company’s Latest Project

Google is working on a military drone project with the Department of Defense and its employees aren’t happy about it. So unhappy, in fact, that many are resigning in protest. According to Gizmodo, roughly a dozen Google employees have announced they’ll be leaving the company in light of its involvement in “Project…

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8 big announcements from Google I/O 2018

Google kicked off its annual I/O developer conference at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Here are some of the biggest announcements from the Day 1 keynote. There will be more to come over the next couple of days, so follow along on everything Google I/O on TechCrunch.  Google goes…

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