Australian privacy regulators examining Google's Android location-data collection

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Oracle has accused Google of spying on Android users in Australia, but that is not all - Oracle has claimed that Google is using 1 GB data of Android users themselves for this spying.

They believe users might also be unaware that with Bluetooth turned on, location data (including movement) is gathered from beacons, where these are in use.

The Google News app is available for both iPhone and iPad on the App Store.

Google told the news outlet in November that the location information was never stored or used; it was rather used to "further improve the speed and performance of message delivery". Oracle claims that Android phones send information to Google about where their owners are located, even if location services are switched off and there is no SIM card present. The allegations of Google tracking Android users surfaced after Oracle claimed that the search giant might be harvesting gigabytes of data from the smartphones. It has even emphasized that the search engine giant has mapped IP addresses, mobile towers, and WIFI connection points, enabling Google to identify where a device is either connecting or attempting to connect without making use of the smartphone's site service.

Australian watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the country's privacy commissioner said they were reviewing the report, specifically how much consumers really know about use of location data.

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Wear OS Phone has a feature called Quick Replies that allows you to reply to a call using SMS, much like you can now do on your Android phone. He added that Oracle's presentation was extremely interesting and should make people look deeper into digital platforms before jumping in head first and assuming that all of your information is secure.

Two groups of Apple shareholders in January asked the company to design products to combat phone addiction in children. Requiring children to say please when asking for something can help reinforce the importance of being polite, especially because Google will thank and compliment users who ask for things nicely.

Like the US senators, Australian regulators question whether consumers have given valid consent for the extent of Google's information collection.

Volvo and Google first teamed up past year when Volvo first announced it would be using an Android-based infotainment system in future cars.

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