I’m Ryan Nakashima, Technology Writer for The Associated Press, and I’ve been breaking news about how Google tracks your location on Android devices and iPhones -- sometimes even when you tell it not to. Ask me anything.
I’m Ryan Nakashima, Technology Writer for The Associated Press in San Francisco, and I’ve been breaking news about how Google tracks your location on Android devices and iPhones -- sometimes even when you tell it not to. Our first story on the topic caused widespread outrage and alarm that a setting meant to prevent Google from recording your movements doesn’t work. We outlined some best practices to minimize location tracking. Then, we were first to report that Google had changed its description of the setting to match what it was doing in the background. A privacy group now says the Federal Trade Commission should investigate Google, arguing it broke a 20-year monitoring regime it agreed to in 2011 in which it promised not to misrepresent its privacy promises to consumers.
I write about artificial intelligence and big technology companies, but mainly Google. That means digging into the intersection of big data, privacy, competition and ethics. I was also a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford in 2016-17 studying the trade-off between advertising and subscriber support for the news media. I live in the Bay Area with my wife and three kids.
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