Google Photos lets you relive a day through your Maps timeline

  • December 16, 2020
Since 2015, Google has offered a timeline feature through Maps that allows you to retrace where you were on a specific day in the past. Despite coming out at around the same time, Google Photos is only now starting to take advantage of that functiona…

Senators push for investigation into CBP use of phone location data

  • October 23, 2020
A group of Democratic lawmakers led by Senators Ron Wyden, Elizabeth Warren and Brian Schatz has called for an inspector general investigation into US Customs and Border Protection’s use of commercially-available location data to track American citiz…

The NSA tells military personnel to avoid using location services

  • August 4, 2020
The National Security Agency (NSA) has shared new guidance with US military and intelligence personnel, suggesting they take additional precautions to safeguard their location data. The agency argues the information devices and apps collect can pose…