@ajsadauskas@aus.social avatar

So Google is now preventing people from removing location data from photos taken with Pixel phones.

Remember when Google's corporate motto was "don't be evil?"

Obviously, accurate location data on photos is more useful to a data mining operation like Google.

From Google: "Important: You can only update or remove estimated locations. If the location of a photo or video was automatically added by your camera, you can't edit or remove the location."

It's enshitification in action.

Source: https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6153599?hl=en&sjid=8103501961576262529-AP

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@grumble209@techhub.social avatar

@ajsadauskas @technology @pluralistic Google claims a religious exemption that trumps your privacy concerns: "The data from your camera is sacred to us and our business model, and we, via our operating systems and applications, strictly forbid you from profaning that data."

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