Google Moves Maps to the Root Domain

Garrit Franke:

Yesterday I was asked to allow the usage of location services for
Google Maps seemingly out of nowhere. Of course I accepted. After
all, I just wanted to check a route to a local business and I was
in a hurry. Back home I opened Google Maps again, and noticed that now redirects to This implies
that the permissions I give to Google Maps now apply to all of
Google’s services hosted under this domain. So far I only
identified Google Flights to have made the same switch
(, though I’m sure they’re just beginning to
transfer their services to the main domain.

Congratulations, you now have permission to geo-track me across
all of your services.

Grant location access to Google Maps now, and you grant it to all of Google.

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