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Android devices collect ten times the number of data compared to iOS

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Published on Aug 22, 2018

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A new research paper, be made known in the last few hours says that Android devices inactive send to Google, nearly ten times the number of shared data on Apple's servers from iOS devices.

During these tests, an Android phone with Chrome running in the background and sent user location data 340 times in the span of 24 hours, i.e. about 14 times per hour. The research was led by professor Douglas Schmidt of Vanderbilt University and can be accessed from this link.

The document also reads that the data on the location of the users shared by Android devices account for 35% of the information shared with Google servers. Also, Android phones are down, and with Chrome in the background, sends the data to Google at a speed 50 times higher than that of the iPhone with Safari in the background.

Among other things, just last week, Google has confirmed that the data on the location of the users are recorded even when the setting “Location History” is disabled. To completely block the tracking, users must also disable the second setting on Android called “Web and App Activity.”

Because of this behavior, the United States has already started a class action against Google regarding the collection of user data.

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