Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.
“I was using an app to see how many miles I rode my bike and now it was putting me at the scene of the crime,” the man said. 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 (...)