NBC News reports:
A Florida man was deemed a suspect in a robbery case because of an exercise-tracking app’s tracking of his location.
Zachary McCoy, a 30-year-old Gainesville resident, was contacted in January by Google’s legal investigations support team with a notice that local police demanded information related to his Google account. After examining the data, police cleared McCoy as a suspect.
McCoy’s case, according to his lawyer Caleb Kenyon, is just one example of the concerning possibilities posed by Google geofences, which can be the subject of warrants issued by authorities like police agencies and the FBI.