The Government is Now Forcing Google to Hand Over Our Personal Info


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Google is a tech giant. Think about how many Google services you use. To name a few, you've probably used Chrome, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Search, and more. On top of all that, they own software and hardware such as Android, Chromebooks, Nest devices, smart homes, and several others. However, offering all of this for free comes with a price. Google stores all of your information and makes a profit selling it to advertisers for targeted advertising. Now, the authorities are using this data that Google has against us.

Police are using Google's records to find suspects for a crime. If your phone has an app in affiliation with Google on it that tracks your location, you could get involved in what's happening here. When a crime takes place, police will give the time and location of the crime. Then, Google will supply the info of all of the people in the area of the crime at that time. Police departments around the country have already done this in several cases.

According to Forbes, whether or not Google is fighting back is uncertain. Google hasn't filed any complaints and has also refused to give out information in some instances. Google isn't the only one being asked for our information. Other companies such as Facebook, Snapchat, and more which all track your location have been used too. Our data isn't safe with many companies now, but maybe that'll change in the future if someone finally speaks out.

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