I spent a lot of this fall traveling and some weeks I had no idea where I had been the week before, let alone what I did the previous day. But with Google Location History mapping every move, I can retrace my steps with creepy cool precision when logged into my Google account.
I know Google tracks location. It's something that you opt-into when using Google services or an Android device but the Google Location History webpage takes mountains of data and plots it in Google maps, showing exactly where you were at every point of every day.
It also shows you that this data is being archived. For search location, Google Maps, or Google Now, your immediate location being used to provide data to power these helpful services. I never considered that my every move was being archived inside Google's data centers.
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