It’s been a bad year for data privacy — though it might be more accurate to say it’s been a bad year for blissful ignorance. User data privacy issues are suddenly erupting into the spotlight after bubbling under the surface for years. While Facebook provided the most scandal fodder so far this year, Google hasn’t been immune. One issue that gained widespread attention was its misleading representation of how Location History tracking works. Read MoreGoogle’s still struggling to clearly explain Location History data gathering was written by the awesome team at Android Police.