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Google under investigation in Australia for large scale Android data harvesting

7 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Google is under investigation in Australia after it was claimed that the internet giant has been collecting user data from millions of Android smartphones without consent. The allegations were made by software company Oracle, who produced evidence that Google's parent company, Alphabet, has been illegally receiving detailed information on search histories and user locations of Australian Android owners. According to the report submitted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission , the data collected each month amounts to about a gigabyte per device.
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