Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sci-tech | By Eric Barnett

Google Releases New Play Store Version For Android Device Users

Google Releases New Play Store Version For Android Device Users

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. "We are aware of the reports in the media and we have asked Google to advise whether they are accurate", a spokesman for Australia's biggest telecom company Telstra said.

Google is under investigation in Australia following claims that it collects data from millions of Android smartphones users, who unwittingly pay their telecom for gigabytes consumed during the harvesting, regulators said yesterday. 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.

According to experts from Oracle, Google collected this data to help advertisers.

While Google's privacy consent says it only tracks your location when you actively use it - to "search for a restaurant on Google Maps or watch a video on YouTube", for example - Oracle says Google can access detailed information on users' location even when tracking services are turned off. In wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, especially amid the crisis that unfolded in recent weeks over the sharing of personal user data, Google may have found itself in a soup.

"We are exploring how much consumers know about the use of location data and are working closely with the privacy commissioner".

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However, as per a report by Symantec, there are seven apps that have reappeared on the Google Play Store even after they alerted Google of the malware and original apps were henceforth removed.

Transferring this information to Google means the use of gigabytes of data paid by consumers in the form of data packages from telecommunication service providers.

A gig of data now costs about $3.60-$4.50 a month. Oracle's accusations hint that Google may not be complying with their own policies.

Meanwhile, a Google spokesperson has told The Queensland Times that Oracle's presentation was "sleight of hand" and that users can see and control what data the Google collects and how it is being used by visiting the My Account section.

For context, Oracle has actively been in court with Google for more than 5 years over whether Android's usage of Java was considered fair use, and is certainly not an unbiased party.

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