Google tracks your location and web activity. Change these settings to stop it

CNET | Dec 12, 2021 at 1:00 AM
  • Google stores your location and data history when you use any of its apps.
  • Following a 2018 investigation by the Associated Press, however, Google has made it easier to control what location and other data is saved, and what is deleted with features like Your Data in Maps and Search.
  • When you make a new Google account, Google minimizes the amount of data it collects by only keeping 18 months’ worth of web and app activity by default — anything older than that is deleted automatically.