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Google Will Auto-Delete Sensitive Location Data, Including Abortion Clinics

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Jul 5, 2022, 11:48 AM   by Rich Brome
updated Jul 6, 2022, 3:08 PM

Google is introducing a new feature of its opt-in Location History feature that will automatically remove certain entries that the company considers "particularly personal". The list of sensitive locations includes abortion clinics, and is designed to address concerns that Google's location data could be used by state governments to target women seeking abortions in states where abortion is now — or soon will be — illegal. Google's Location History feature is off by default, and already includes tools to delete some or all past data, and an option to auto-delete all data after 3, 18, or 36 months. The list of sensitive locations also includes counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, fertility centers, addiction treatment facilities, weight loss clinics, and cosmetic surgery clinics.

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Jul 6, 2022, 10:18 AM


i think that's a really good feature
What's next, deleting the history of the radical left-wing riots you participated in?
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