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Australian court rules Google misled Android users on data

Australian court rules Google misled Android users on data

An Australian court found Friday that Google broke the law by misleading users about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices. The decision was a partial win for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which has been prosecuting Google for broader alleged breaches of consumer law since October 2019. Google is considering an appeal

Chris
Chris
coughdrop1989
coughdrop1989 3 weeks

You had to go to court to figure this out? Then the people who got abused by this dont even get a kick back? Whats even the point of doing it then.

GB Oz
GB Oz 3 weeks

At least the Australian Government will do something about it. The American Government does nothing - period. The failings of American consumerism, greedy capitalism and very much let’s them act like it’s the wild wild west.

John
John 3 weeks

I thought as much.

Jonny
Jonny 3 weeks

Ban google.

James
James 3 weeks

This is not untypical of a lot of software. When loaded, the software optimizes itself to serve the manufacturer with the most feedback information (often argued as 'helping' improve the user experience). To turn off all the behind the scenes reporting is significant and, in some instances, renders the software useless.

Scott
Scott 3 weeks

Google is the most invasive and powerful tool for the N.S.A. The fact is the number of people that are on the internet that are not aware of what Google has been doing is frightening.

Shono
Shono 3 weeks

RIP Google, we know you killed Scott Krulcik

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