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Why You Should Never Use Google Photos On Your iPhone, iPad Or Mac

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Google Photos now stores 4 trillion photos and videos for more than a billion users. Even millions of iPhone, iPad and Mac users prefer it to Apple’s alternative—better search, more features, cheaper storage (at least until June 1). But if you’re among them, Google’s latest data harvesting admission and its continued block on a key Apple privacy measure should serve as a serious warning that it’s now time to switch.

After another week where it’s Facebook’s data harvesting that has made headlines, with disingenuous App Tracking Transparency notifications and Signal posting a brutal reminder as to the invasive nature of the data held on us, let’s not forget that Google is a much bigger data empire forged from the digital marketing gold rush.

After an awkward delay, Google has now filed privacy labels for all its major apps on Apple’s App Store—including Google Photos. And just like Gmail and Chrome and Maps, Google Photos presents…

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