Google Accused of Harvesting Data from Millions of Australian Android Users

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Similar allegations first surfaced in November of past year, but the source of the information was not known then. A technology consulting firm has recently reported that Google is "preparing a petition for a rehearing en banc (a full-court review) of Oracle's recent appellate victory". The app uses the Google Play icon when requesting device administrator privileges. Android is Google's mobile operating system.

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.

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Google Accused of Harvesting Data from Millions of Australian Android Users

The Oracle researchers said Google was using about 1GB of data from the accounts of Android phone users, snooping on users silently and collecting data for advertising purposes. With the Cambridge Analytica scandal, users trust issues with the tech giants like Google and Facebook are also tottered.

Google and Oracle have always been engaged in a range of legal battles, and now, the latest iteration is playing out in Australia, where Oracle has successfully convinced competition and privacy regulators to look into how Google allegedly tracks its Android phone users.

However, as per a report by Symantec, there are seven apps that have reappeared on the Google Play Store even after they alerted Google of the malware and original apps were henceforth removed. The app and functionality will be offered to you without prompt when you are listening to your fave music at a particular time making it simple and indicating the company's vision, which is fewer taps, less effort, and reduced screen time. "We are aware of the reports in the media and we have asked Google to advise whether they are accurate", a spokesman for Australia's biggest telecom company Telstra said. There is no evidence if the search giant has ceased such practices, or is still continuing with it.

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