Location, location, location. Is Google tracking Android users' whereabouts without their permission? But it said the spokesman had claimed that users could see what data was collected if they went to the My Account tab in Settings and they could also control it.
The investigations stem from findings made by the California-based software company Oracle, which revealed that Google was collecting up to one gigabyte of each users' monthly phone data to secretly trace their location. Among the questions that remain: whether Google actually gives users the right to opt out of location tracking, as the company says it does, and whether Google is being transparent about how it's using location data. Concerned about the impact that both Google and Facebook have had on the advertising market, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) launched an inquiry.
Even when an individual's location service is disabled, Android would gather the addresses of nearby cellular towers and then share this data with Google, a practice it began at the start of 2017, according to the Quartz report.
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Oracle has accused Google of spying on Android users in Australia, but that is not all - Oracle has claimed that Google is using 1 GB data of Android users themselves for this spying. This reportedly contains location info, even the place location providers are turned off, with no apps put in, and the place no SIM card is inserted.
"We investigate how users know about the use of their location data, and work closely with the Privacy Commissioner", said Geesche Jacobsen, a spokesman for the competition regulator.
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Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said, "Our intelligence agencies have warned that ZTE technology and phones pose a major cybersecurity threat".
Volvo will strengthen its partnership with Google by adding more of the United States tech firm's features to its Android-derived infotainment system. Oracle's accusations hint that Google may not be complying with their own policies.
In Australia, 10 million people use an Android phone, which is almost half of the population.
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