Google and Facebook: Why they don’t give a damn about your privacy (09:24)

Google and Facebook: Why they don’t give a damn about your privacy

Google stores all your location data, it’s open for you to see. Check it out here: https://www.google.com/maps/timeline?pb

Google also logs all your search activity data. Check it out here: https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity

Since 2012 there has been a big shift in the privacy policy of Google. There’s been a lot of rumour around it at the time, but it has quietly faded to the background again. https://www.latimes.com/business/la-xpm-2012-feb-29-la-fi-tn-google-privacy-policy-march-1-20120229-story.html

Other sources

Google’s privacy policy since 2012: a big shift
https://www.latimes.com/business/la-xpm-2012-feb-29-la-fi-tn-google-privacy-policy-march-1-20120229-story.html

Where have you been?
Your favourite places are stored in Google’s timeline function. See here: https://www.google.com/maps/timeline?pb

Google Home is listening to you all day
https://eu.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/07/11/google-home-smart-speakers-employees-listen-conversations/1702205001/

Google still tracks your location if you turned it off
https://www.wired.com/story/google-location-tracking-turn-off/
https://www.cnet.com/news/google-sued-over-keeping-location-data-amid-privacy-concerns/

Google stopped scanning e-mails, but still let’s third parties do it
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/26/google-will-stop-scanning-content-of-personal-emails
https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/20/technology/google-gmail-scanning/index.html

Google plus scandal
https://www.wired.com/story/google-plus-bug-52-million-users-data-exposed/

An Intentional Mistake: The Anatomy of Google’s Wi-Fi Sniffing Debacle
https://www.wired.com/2012/05/google-wifi-fcc-investigation/
https://www.techquila.co.in/google-privacy-scandal/

Google admits it sent private videos in Google Photos to strangers
https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/4/21122044/google-photos-privacy-breach-takeout-data-video-strangers

Android phones will get the COVID-19 tracking updates via Google Play
https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/13/21220033/android-covid-19-tracking-updates-google-play-contact-tracing