I came across this at Telegram while it’s half a month old already. It increases my nervousness on location tracking, while I am actively using location sharing of Google Maps and Telegram and the threshold for selfhosting something feels too high for me currently.
I have Android 9 Go so I don’t even have the option to limit location access to only when the apps are running as that is introduced in Android 10.
This is obviously terrible news, but don’t sweat it as it’s highly unlikely this will happen to you and quite honestly to anyone else again, at least for now… However I’d definitely advise to look into other alternatives to start sharing you location, LineageOS for instance, or simply a good old phone call.
I doubt he will win anything, it’s google.