You will still be tracked by Google Maps, even if you use the ‘incognito’ mode.

 

A new incognito option for Google Maps is on the way, allowing you to keep your search history private. Although you can hide searched locations, Google will still be able to determine where you are at any time.

Earlier this year, the business developed a set of privacy features that let you cease the tracking and recording of your movements. Privacy will be enhanced by disabling location sharing. No recommendations for adjacent destinations will be saved or provided by Google for these areas.

In the near future, Apple’s iOS will get the same privacy enhancements as Android. The problem is that there are a lot of restrictions. According to Google, browsing incognito does not prevent third parties from accessing your data.

It’s as if you could hide your data from yourself. Maps would be more responsive to your needs if you had more control over your location history.

On the subject of third-party data anonymity, Google doesn’t seem to be paying any attention.

Data collection and sale to third parties is the economic model of Google, according to Cornell University’s Stephen Wicker. Further, he said that firms will still be allowed to use and manipulate location and map activity for commercial purposes. Certain Google products, such as Chrome and YouTube, already include an incognito mode. Google Maps must be activated from the settings page in order to use it.

On his blog, Google’s director of product management, Eric Miraglia, noted how popular Incognito, the company’s enhanced privacy mode, has been among privacy-conscious users.

When using Chrome in incognito mode, a warning pops up informing the user that their online activity will still be accessible to their job, school, and internet service provider.

Personalized advertising and tailored products are becoming increasingly common thanks to the exponential growth in the value of data over the previous decade.

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