Tamil Nadu man accuses Google Maps of causing problems in marital life

Google Maps' Timeline feature reportedly shows places the Tamil Nadu man has never been to.

| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 20:59 IST
The issue pertains to Google Maps' timeline feature.
The issue pertains to Google Maps' timeline feature.
The issue pertains to Google Maps' timeline feature.
The issue pertains to Google Maps' timeline feature.

Google Maps is one of the best navigational platforms available online. The app enjoys a 4.3 rating on the Google Play Store and it has registered over 5 billion installs on the platform. Needless to say that it is a popular app and is well liked by its users. But a Tamil Nadu based man is not happy with Google's navigation app. Infact, he is so angry with the platform that he has even filed a complaint with the local police station raising his concerns.

Filing a police complaint against a seemingly harmless may seem unreasonable, but R Chandrasekhar, the 49-year-old man who hails from Mayiladuthurai in the Nagapattinam district, has a reason: marital troubles.

The notion that Google Maps might cause troubles in a man's marital life seems absurd. But, according to a report by The News Minute, Google Maps app on Chandrasekhar's phone shows places that he has never been to. This has caused his wife not to trust. The condition is such that his wife reportedly questions him regularly about his whereabouts which in turn has led to emotional troubles and familial problems.

“For the last few months, my wife has been constantly scanning the 'Your timeline' feature on Google Maps and refuses to let me sleep, as she questions where I was. She is constantly thinking about this, is getting affected and affecting the rest of the family too," he wrote in his complaint as per the publication.

“Despite several talks, she is refusing to listen. She believes Google over anything else. Google is causing strife in my family life. So I ask you to take action against Google and ensure justice for me. I also ask that Google give me compensation for causing so much strife," he added.

The police on its part have not filed an FIR yet. It is considering calling the couple for counselling.

As far as Google Maps is concerned, the information shown in Maps' Timeline feature is based on points of interest and the accuracy of the feature is according to the nearest places visited. This means that the feature may not always depict the exact location that a user might have visited. Point being, next time if you find your partner checking in at a suspicious location via Google Maps, trust that the location might not be accurate...not always.

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First Published Date: 22 May, 19:09 IST