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Google was suspected of data storage about location without the consent of users — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com/Oleksiy Maksymenko Google services on Android and iPhone devices store data on location even when using settings of confidentiality, the Associated Press agency with reference to own research has reported. "Many Google services on devices of Android or iPhone store your data on location even if you used confidentiality settings at which location history shouldn't remain" — AP writes. By results of a research, such services, as "Google. Cards" without the permission of users take an instant picture from the camera while the user opens the application. Automatic daily updates of weather on Android smartphone can also precisely define where there is a user. All data remain in the account of Google. The agency claims that researchers in the field of informatics of Princeton University have confirmed results of investigation. Google in response to request of the edition has reported that "there are many different ways when Google can use data on location of the user for improvement of results of service — it belongs to history of locations, work in network and work with applications". Also the company has specified that it provides clear information on how these mechanisms work and also provides control devices thanks to which people can switch off or remove history of data on location at any time.

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