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Google Launches Personalized Suggestions in Maps

Google Maps personalized suggestions

Yesterday Google launched a personalized search suggestions technology for Google Maps. These suggestions are based on your previous Google web history.

Using previous web as well as location searches, Google Maps attempts to find results tailored to you. An example from the Google Earth and Maps blog: "...if you've looked at cafes on Google Maps with past searches, you might see them as suggestions when typing the word 'coffee'". So like web search it will look for related words. Pretty smart.

Useful stuff, but since today is International Data Privacy Day, it's probably worth pointing out that while this feature can certainly be useful, it's also a good reminder that Google is collecting an awful lot of data about you.

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