Lots of people didn't bother to read the article...
It explicitly says battery isn't being drained by Location History because of how it works.
And it explicitly says it's not about being paranoid, @Roberta_Hellfort . It's just about how ill intended the execution is. To which I agree.
Although I still don't care. I know this is Google being bad with privacy just like I am myself. I could care less about privacy, I don't play politics, I don't make software everyone uses. Google should care more than I do, but I couldn't care less even about that!
For whatever reason, I do care random people not reading stuff on the internet before commenting.