Senators want FTC to investigate Google's location data collection
Senators want FTC to investigate Google's location data collection
A pedestrian walks past signage at Google headquarters in Mountain View Calif
15 May, 2018, 22:37
The Alphabet-owned company is said to send back location info of Android users to its servers even if location services are turned off. Oracle added that the transfer of this information was eating into users' data allowance purchased from their telecoms providers-up to a gigabyte a month, which seems like quite a lot to go unnoticed. Australia'sAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is reportedly reviewing Oracle's findings.
"Based on our investigation and public reports on Location History, we have significant reservations about Google's failure to clearly account for how that location data is collected and used by the company", the senators wrote.
The Australian investigation is linked to allegations made in an Oracle report about the impact of Google and Facebook on the advertising market.
The raging issue of user privacy has become a point of contention between two technology giants, Oracle Corp.
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A gig of data now costs about $3.60-$4.50 a month.
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A tech giant is being investigated for its data collection practices, but this time it isn't Facebook. With more than ten million Australians using Android phones, they could be paying $580 million in unnecessary fees every year.
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