Google to be investigated in Australia over data claims

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This way, Google tracks Android users without using the phone's location service, the software company claims. The crux of the new letter appears to be this: "Google has an intimate understanding or personal lives as they watch their users seek the support of reproductive health services, engage in civic activities or attend places of religious worship", wrote the senators.

At a time of increased scrutiny of companies that collect masses of user data, two United States senators are calling on federal regulators to investigate a Google product called Location History. The ACCC is particularly concerned that digital platforms like Google and Facebook have tremendous influence on the advertising market.

Although Google insists that data tracking is lawful when done with the permission of mobile users, data privacy advocates are uncertain if it's being made clear enough to Android users that it includes their mobile devices as well - leaving open the question of how valid that consent is.

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The ACCC together with the Australian Privacy Commissioner are now reviewing the revealed information.

"The result is that Google, the unit of Alphabet behind Android, has access to data about individuals' locations and their movements that go far beyond a reasonable consumer expectation of privacy", the Quartz report says.

The raging issue of user privacy has become a point of contention between two technology giants, Oracle Corp.

Novak Djokovic reacts to shock Madrid Open exit to Kyle Edmund
Nadal went up a break at 4-2 in the first set after back-to-back errors by Schwartzman, including a missed smash. Djokovic lost in the third round in Monte Carlo and in the second round in both Miami and Indian Wells.

However, beaming that much data back to Google costs gigabytes of mobile data that customers have unknowingly have been unknowingly paying for thinking that it reflects their data usage.

Google tracking Android users with help from nearby cellular towers was confirmed by the company itself a year ago. According to Oracle, Google is able to get information as accurate as "which level of a shopping mall you are on" by using barometric pressure reading.

A tech giant is being investigated for its data collection practices, but this time it isn't Facebook. Everyone who uses Google services must agree to these terms and conditions, but there is now a debate over whether this consent is valid.

ABC cancels Priyanka Chopra's 'Quantico', 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and other TV shows
The third season of the Federal Bureau of Investigation drama went on air recently, however, it has failed to get desired ratings. Some media reports suggested that the show was cancelled due to logistics and not low viewership.

Earlier this month Symantec discovered 38 malicious apps carrying the Android.Reputation.1 Trojan on the Play Store disguised as game and education apps - hiding their existence from users by removing their icons from the home screen.

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