Google Releasing Location Data To Help Fight Coronavirus PandemicGoogle (GOOGL) is publicly releasing the data it's already collecting about people's movements during the coronavirus pandemic.
Google Rolls Out Updated Privacy Tools For YouTube, MapsGoogle is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings.
Google Agrees To Pay $13 Million In Street View Privacy CaseGoogle has agreed to pay a $13 million settlement that could resolve a class-action lawsuit over the Mountain View-based company's collection of people's private information through its Street View project.
Google Maps Temporarily Relabels Senate Office Building As McCain BuildingThe Senate has yet to make a decision about renaming the Russell Senate Building in honor of John McCain, but for a brief time on Wednesday, some Google Maps users could already get directions to the "McCain Senate Office Building."
Google Clarifies It Tracks Users Who Pause Location HistoryGoogle has changed a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off.
Google Tracks Your Movements, Like It Or NotGoogle wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.
Beset By Traffic Via Navigation Apps, Town Restricts AccessThe New Jersey town of Leonia started barring the use of side streets to non-residents during the morning and evening commutes Monday. Violators could face a $200 fine.
Community Retaliates Against Waze Users, Bans Out-Of-Town DriversA small New Jersey community is set to crack down on motorists who use Waze and other navigation apps to find shortcuts through their town.
Google Maps Users Can Soon Broadcast Location To Friends, FamilyGoogle Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app - the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing.
Trump Tower Temporarily Renamed 'Dump Tower' On Google MapsSomeone temporarily renamed Donald Trump’s midtown Manhattan building on Google Maps, and the new moniker wasn’t exactly flattering.
More Ads Coming To Google's MapsYou may start seeing more ads when getting directions from Google's popular mapping service.
Once A Laughingstock, Apple Maps Now Dominates iPhonesApple Maps quickly became the butt of jokes when it debuted in 2012. It overlooked many towns and businesses and misplaced famous landmarks.
Google Street View Cars To Map Bay Area Pollution LevelsFrom car exhaust, to soot and even cigarette smoke, Google Maps will soon show the pollution you and your neighbors are breathing in.
Virtual Tour Of North Bay Vineyards, Breweries, Scenic Spots Along Highway 101 On Google Street ViewYou won't need a designated driver to tour wineries and breweries along California's Route 101 anymore now that the scenic route has been added to Street Street View on Google Maps.
Hidden Message? Android Seen Urinating On Apple Logo In Google MapsThe Google and Apple rivalry just took bathroom humor to a new level.