Oracle Accuses Google of Secretly Tracking Users

Doris Richards
May 16, 2018

An Australian regulator is looking into claims that Google collects data from millions of Android handset users, who are unknowingly paying their telecoms providers for the gigabytes consumed during this harvesting.

P boasts a new look with more rounded corners on text boxes and menus and several technical improvements such as support for multiple cameras, the ability to gather indoor location data and improved fingerprint recognition.

The Australian investigation is linked to allegations made in an Oracle report about the impact of Google and Facebook on the advertising market.

This new Android version is the biggest update from Google ever on any device at any level. Google has responded that the information tracking is carried out with the consent of smart mobile users.

The manipulation of technology for disinformation has also rocked tech giants including Facebook and Google, prompting them to consider the role they play in society. Furthermore, the software company has revealed that Android devices include a barometer which allow Google to use air pressure to determine a person's exact location inside a multistory building.


Since Google has mapped the IP addresses, wifi connection points and mobile towers, it can get the information about where a device is connecting or is attempting to connect. Australia's Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is reportedly reviewing Oracle's findings.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner added that it is "making inquiries with Google".

Oracle is also reported to have suggested to the ACCC that Google could also be accessing location data from the handsets.

The social media giant said improved technology using artificial intelligence had helped it to act on 3.4 million posts containing graphic violence, almost three times more than it had in the last quarter of 2017. Some might say that Google ended up copying the gestures of the iPhone X, but they are going to be accompanied by the latest software update for you to try out. Any restrictions on the types of data Google can collect or the way in which that data can be utilized could be consequential to its business.

"With over 2 million apps in Google's Play Store, it is inevitable that some malicious apps will creep through".

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