Ryan Nakashima at AP News:
Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they’ve disabled the setting.
…its help page for the Location History setting now states: “This setting does not affect other location services on your device.” It also acknowledges that “some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other services, like Search and Maps.”
Previously, the page stated: “With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored.”
I usually default to Google Maps on my phone when navigating around town (or around the country) and it bugs me every time. I know I’m giving away my personal data for Google to sell, but in my experience Google Maps does a better job than the competition in most cases. Maybe I’ll give Waze another shot. Oh wait, Google owns them too.