Oracle claims Google exfiltrates 1GB of data from Android phones every month

Google using Australians' mobile data to spy on them: claim

Google using Australians' mobile data to spy on them: claim

This data includes location information regardless of whether a user has turned off their location or does not have a SIM card.

Transferring that information to Google means using up gigabytes of data that consumers have paid for under data packages purchased from local telecom service providers, according to the Oracle report.

While Google is open about the fact that it uses location information in apps like Maps, the company is not so forthcoming about monitoring location information when these services are not being used. It said that 1GB of data costs about $3.60 (roughly Rs. 242) to $4.50 (roughly Rs. 303) per month, and with over 10 million Android phone users in Australia, Google would have had to pay around $445 million (roughly Rs. 3,000 crore) to $580 million (roughly Rs. 3,900 crore) a year. The ACCC is particularly concerned that digital platforms like Google and Facebook have tremendous influence on the advertising market.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (or ACCC) is Australia's equivalent of the FTC in the United States, regulating business practices to protect the consumer and promoting healthy competition among businesses. "Most consumers do not understand the level, granularity, and reach of Google's data collection", Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, and Markey, a Democrat from MA, argue in their May 11 letter to FTC chairman Joseph Simons.

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"We are exploring how much consumers know about the use of location data and are working closely with the Privacy Commissioner", the ACCC said in a statement.

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.

As per the allegations, location data along with other major data points of Android users are being sent to Google servers using Android users' own data, which is approximately 1 GB, per month.

U.S. software company Oracle has always been involved in a dispute with Google over the infringed use of Oracle's Java intellectual property.

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One of the world's largest producers of eggs, Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms, issued the recall in mid-April . Last month, Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County (N.C.) farm recalled more than 206 million eggs.

Meanwhile, a Google spokesperson has told The Queensland Times that Oracle's presentation was "sleight of hand" and that users can see and control what data the Google collects and how it is being used by visiting the My Account section.

In Australia, 10 million people use an Android phone, which is almost half of the population.

Are Android users providing "informed consent"?

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