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Google gathers Android users’ location data even when location services are disabled

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Google is secretly gathering location data frombillions of Android users, the news is disconcerting and once again raise the debate about user’s privacy. The disconcerting discovery was made by researchers fromQuartz. Big G has been caught collecting location data on every Android device owner in the past 11 months. The worse news is that the Google is gathering location data even when location services are completely disabled.

“Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towers—even when location services are disabled—and sending that data back to Google. The result is that Google, the unit of Alphabet behind Android, has access to data about individuals’ locations and their movements that go far beyond a reasonable consumer expectation of privacy.” states Quartz.

The experts discovered that Android smartphones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towers, an information that could be used to track...(continued)
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