Given the current state of modern society, the best approach is to limit use of these devices or at least their tracking capabilities.
"The email arrived on a Tuesday afternoon in January, startling Zachary McCoy as he prepared to leave for his job at a restaurant in Gainesville, Florida.
It was from Google’s legal investigations support team, writing to let him know that local police had demanded information related to his Google account. The company said it would release the data unless he went to court and tried to block it. He had just seven days.
“I was hit with a really deep fear,” McCoy, 30, recalled, even though he couldn’t think of anything he’d done wrong. He had an Android phone, which was linked to his Google account, and, like millions of other Americans, he used an assortment of Google products, including Gmail and YouTube. Now police seemingly wanted access to all of it."
Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.
"Around 9 a.m. on December 13, 2018, four Avondale police officers walked into a Macy's warehouse in Goodyear and told 23-year-old Jorge Molina he needed to come with them. Molina was confused, but followed officers out of the building, where he was handcuffed, transported to Avondale city jail, and interrogated for several hours."
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