While Google's initial response refuted numerous claims made by Quartz, and explained again and again how Google and Android handles sensitive location data, the letter to the FTC again uses the report as its main basis. Responding to data protection concerns from Google, the spokesman for the US-based company said it required user approval to collect their data.
The claims were made by Oracle as part of evidence provided to an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) investigation into the internet giant, amid claims that Google is secretly tracking the movements of all Android users.
The probe followed information supplied by USA software company Oracle, which reportedly told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) it believed Android devices transferred up to a gigabyte of data, including detailed location information, every month to Google. The data is apparently used to help target users for advertising according to their location. Regulators found that telecom service customers are unknowingly paying for gigabytes of mobile data mined by the USA tech giant. 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.
In Lisbon opened the "Eurovision-2018"
It's the first time Ireland has made it to the final stage since 2013, when Ryan Dolan finished bottom with just five points. Meanwhile, we'll find out who will win the coveted Eurovision trophy when the final takes place on Saturday 12 May.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Massive Egg Recall Worsens With 12 More Sickened
Food & Drug Administration (FDA) investigators inspected the Hyde County, N.C., farm and collected samples for testing. At times, infections could be fatal, especially in young children or elderly people.
Fire at Disney World's Festival of Fantasy parade; no one injured
A Disney spokeswoman says no injuries were reported , and park officials were still trying to determine what went wrong. Instead of breathing fire, a dragon float in the Festival of Fantasy Parade inside Magic Kingdom caught fire.
The investigations into Google data harvesting come in the aftermath of the privacy scandal around social media giant Facebook, accused of collecting user data for marketing purposes.
Volvo and Google first teamed up a year ago when Volvo first announced it would be using an Android-based infotainment system in future cars.