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From Google's support pages: How Maps gets location info When you click Location on your computer, Maps uses different sources to try to get an accurate read on your location. This info might come from: Your computer's web browser location info Your phone's location, if you are a Location History user To elaborate on that a bit, ...


As noted by StackzOfZtuff, the SHA1-signature is in the long-lived¹ intermediate CA «Google Internet Authority G2». This key pair is stored in a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified Hardware Security Module, where it was generated.² The HSM itself is able to sign using SHA1, SHA-256, SHA-384 or SHA-512.³ However, the signature for the HSM certificate was done by ...


You can set the level of details shared with other people. There is detailed information about this provided by Google. I guess that in the case of your acquaintance, he or she shared details with you, circles or made the calendar public.


Meta-answer/comment. Re. Thomas' answer: I just ran an SSL Labs scan on a Google.com server and it seems that the end entity cert is in fact SHA256withRSA. But the (single) intermediate is only SHA1withRSA. No idea why. Screenshot:


This may be a case of "do what I say, not what I do". Note that Chrome complains about use of SHA-1 for signing certificates whose validity extends beyond the end of year 2015. In this case, Google's certificate is short-lived (right now, the certificate they use was issued on June 3rd, 2015, and will expire on August 31st, 2015) and thus evades Chrome's ...

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