"Imagine, if you will, a new Android phone....location data..."
"Imagine, if you will, a new Android phone where location data was truly yours to control."
Settings, Apps & notifications, App permissions, Location, select option Show system.
Then you find On/Off switches per app, including System thingies.
Asus Zenfone 3 (from late-2016 I think) running Oreo.
Welcome to the future.