“The paper is a scary look at Google’s pervasive reach into our lives.”

Android devices call home 90 times per hour


Mon, Aug 27th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Back to College, researchers from the Vandebilt University published a paper showing just how often an Android device will report back to Google. Even more surprisingly, just how much information Google is able to ascertain about a user after just a single day of use.

The researchers conclude that the Android Platform combined with the use of Chrome (which tracks all your website visits and clicks) allows Google to collect an immense amount of information. While most of the information packets by themselves could be considered anonymous, the paper detail in excruciating detail how Google can easily link all the data packets collected to the user from whose device they originated.



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