"For example, any Android user is familiar with Google Maps" nag screen: "To continue, turn on device location, which uses Google's location services" - and rather than "yes/no" as the choice, that dialogue offers "Cancel" and "OK".
Russian Federation sends notes of protest to Ukraine over situation with journalists
The law enforcement bodies held the investigative actions at the office of RIA News-Ukraine. Security agents also arrested a Ukrainian-born Russian journalist, accusing him of treason.
The investigations stem from findings made by the California-based software company Oracle, which revealed that Google was collecting up to one gigabyte of each users' monthly phone data to secretly trace their location.
According to the Australian authority, this data transfer has created privacy issues for almost ten million Android mobile users in the country, who are paying telecom service providers for gigabyte consumption at the time of data harvesting. Then, by using this data with your coordinates, the search giant can know the shops you visited.
The letter also plucks out the kind of detail that would only be known to the most dedicated reader of terms-of-service - that Google makes demographic inferences from location data (it's almost 700 words into this policy document). The ACCC is particularly concerned that digital platforms like Google and Facebook have tremendous influence on the advertising market.
Stan Lee Socks His Former Company With $1 Billion Lawsuit
Lee is seeking an injunction declaring their agreement invalid and unenforceable, with damages in excess of $1 billion. Entertainment to Camsing International, a Chinese-based company.
USA software company Oracle has always been involved in a dispute with Google over the infringed use of Oracle's Java intellectual property. For instance, using barometric pressure readings, the search giant can track which level of a shopping mall you are on. 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.
As per David Vaile, the chairman of the Australian Privacy Foundation, Google had earlier undertaken this task as a part of its Street View surveying.
'Bringing Google services into Volvo cars will accelerate innovation in connectivity and boost our development in applications and connected services, ' said Henrik Green, head of research at Volvo. So, Google's data collection is very costly to consumers. Among the questions that remain: whether Google actually gives users the right to opt out of location tracking, as the company says it does, and whether Google is being transparent about how it's using location data. Further, referring to My Account in the settings, it says that users have full control over their data and how it can be used.
Now you can turn on/off your Pixel Buds through a triple tap
Google allows you to set up your Pixel Buds the way you want it via the settings menu in the Google Assistant app. The first of the two gestures will allow you to triple tap the right earbud to turn your Pixel Buds on or off.
In a report recently presented to the ACCC and cited by The Australian, Oracle details the extent of access Google has to smartphone users' data.