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WEBFI-TECH-3 states and D.C. sue Google over “deceptive” location tracking practices



Attorneys general from Texas, Indiana, Washington and Washington, D.C., have filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming the tech company manipulated consumers into handing over personal data and invaded user privacy. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined CBS News’ Elaine Quijano to discuss the accusations he and other states are outlining in their lawsuit.

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21 Comments

  • S D on January 26, 2022

    2022 International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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  • JD GA on January 26, 2022

    Is true if you use nextdns and use a track blocker list it shows that even after you take it off the system do a user location ping 4 time's each hour even if you opt out of it use a dns to block it

  • Dr. Steven B.D Stevenson on January 26, 2022

    Well, Google is always going to deny and lie about it's data collecting habits.

    That's a given, and law can't do anything about it withing the confines of the internet.

    Only, real solution is to get rid of our fancy phones. And, maybe go back to the old phones, like the Nokia 5110.

    Otherwise, just accept our that our data will be exploited, always and matter what.

  • Dave on January 26, 2022

    In other words; suing the US gov, good luck!

  • Donald Harlan on January 26, 2022

    📱Those people who own Google phone products: should really follow and learn the tutorials, on how to adjust their location settings, for individual apps. 🤖 Once an app is given location permission in settings, permissions then needs to be turned off after used. ☕🍔 Also, you need to delete and secure your location history, in your Google account. 🐗 These are the same people, who tried to sue Google, when they found out that, anyone can see their web browsing history, unless they delete it. 🤭So embarrasing! 👊 The lawyers need quash/suppress, some of those states attacks/robbery of the technology industry, from California. 🔏

  • CBEdits on January 26, 2022

    Imagine being so criminally paranoid you're scared of your own shadow

  • Tori on January 26, 2022

    You are all late on this privacy thing

  • Amanda hug-n-kiss on January 26, 2022

    Forget Google- Tik-Tok(China) is gathering information about and you and your kids

  • Y S on January 26, 2022

    I am being harassed and have being threatened by my co workers and don't know what to do?

  • Danyelle Robinson on January 26, 2022

    Thanks Bob. Always looking out for Washington residents.

  • Bob Trask on January 26, 2022

    It must be a penalty that stops this kind of behavior, a fine that is a thousand times whatever the profits were.

  • Taube Victor on January 27, 2022

    Why doesn't Pelosi and the California democrats go after silicon valleValley, like other democrats do.

    The San Francisco politicians protects the silicon elites

  • Music Travel Explore on January 27, 2022

    Yup it was trueeeee

  • Sum 1 on January 27, 2022

    Don’t worry loser democrats. The republicans will break google up and force them to play fair or go away. Just wait till after midterms and bidens impeachment.

  • Diana Wolf on January 27, 2022

    Google is at the top

  • Chris G on January 27, 2022

    That's part of the reason why I changed my web browser and search engine. Google has way too much information at thier disposal

  • Novella Johnson on January 27, 2022

    Deceptive!? 🙀🙀🙀🙀 really now ?!

  • O.G. Millennials '81 on January 27, 2022

    Google=👀👀🕵️

  • No daddy issues plz on January 27, 2022

    Bob Ferguson and Jay Inslee are hard core corrupt. They probably don’t want their own locations tracked. Where’d the money go Google has already paid out in violations to WA state? 🤔

  • Tewthpaste on January 27, 2022

    ME: turn location tracking off"

    Google: still able to track your location.

    ME: How? me no location turn on but google is still tracking my location using my internet provider service.

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