Google now has the capability to track your movements in the real world and store it virtually forever. A new feature in Google Maps called “Your Timeline” enables the search giant to follow every place you’ve been, store it, and then show it to you on a personalized map.
Your Timeline allows users of smart phones and other devices powered by Google’s Android system to track all of their movements. It also works on laptops and desktops.
“The feature shows you how much user data Google can collect about an individual and how it can correlate that information with data obtained from other services, such as Google Photos,” BGR.com Tech blogger Chris Smith wrote.
Most Google users know that Google Maps can pinpoint a location using an address or your GPS location. Your Timeline creates a stored graphic outlining a person’s movement based upon Google Maps locations. For example, it could show the route you take from your home to work every day or the route your child takes to school. Or it show you that restaurant location you visited July 4th you can’t remember.