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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:19 PM

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

Google is secretly gathering location data from billions of Android users, the news is disconcerting and once again raise the debate about user's privacy. The disconcerting discovery was made by researchers from Quartz. Big G has been caught collecting...

November 23, 2017  By Pierluigi Paganini   Posted In  Breaking News  Digital ID  Mobile  

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:37 PM

Please read about a related article on that:

 

Why we can't trust smartphones anymore
A new class of security problem is caused by smartphone makers that create vulnerabilities deliberately without telling customers.

Mike Elgan By Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist, Computerworld | Nov 25, 2017 2:00 AM PT

Your smartphone may contain secret “features” that leave you vulnerable. I’m not talking about accidental design flaws that hackers might exploit. Security issues have always existed. They represent a cat-and-mouse game between malicious actors, who try to break smartphone security, and the smartphone industry, which tries to identify and fix the accidental vulnerabilities that make phones susceptible to hackers. Nothing new about that.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:53 PM

And another retaled article about:

 

Privacy: Google caught tracking Android users' whereabouts even if location services are disabled
By Mark Wycislik-Wilson
2017-11-22

For those concerned about their privacy, location services is just one more setting to disable on their phone. But Google has now revealed that it is not only able to, but actually does track the location of Android users even if location services are disabled.

https://betanews.com...droid-location/