Google will start auto-deleting abortion clinic visits from user location history

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Google says it’ll start automatically deleting visits to abortion clinics, domestic violence shelters, weight loss clinics, and other potentially sensitive locations from users’ location histories in the coming weeks. In a blog post on Friday, the company says that the deletion will happen “soon after” the visit, once its systems have identified that a trip was made to one of the locations. This change is happening in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the moves several states have immediately made to outlaw abortions.

You can also turn off Google’s location logging altogether by following its instructions here.

Google’s post, entitled “Protecting people’s privacy on health topics,” also mentions that…

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