"Documents released also show that Google’s privacy policy was crafted in a way to allow applications that had location tracking turned off from using the location tracking information from another Google application that had location tracking on" azmirror.com/2020/08/24/unseal

In essence, Google's privacy policy allowed Google app A to grab location data from Google app B, even if you disabled location services from A but not B.

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It reminds me of standard NSA denials on spying in a particular way "in this program" because they use a different program to do that.

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