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Google exec finally admits to congress that they're tracking us even with 'Location' Turned Off …and the phone "not in use"


#Google admet finalement traquer les utilisateurs, même lorsqu'ils désactivent la géolocalisation.

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Google Senior #Privacy Counsel Will DeVries about the company's tracking policies during a hearing examining online consumer privacy. Some of DeVries' answers will likely disturb consumers who thought there was a way to avoid being tracked by Google through their #phones.

An Associated Press report in August 2018 found that "many Google services on #Android devices and #iPhones store your location #data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so."

Hawley pointed out on Tuesday that a user's location is sent to Google hundreds of times a day, even when the phone is not in use. In fact, Hawley said, a user's location is tracked "every four minutes, or 14 times an hour, roughly 340 times during a 24-hour period," even when the phone is not in use.

"But Google collects #geolocation data even if Location History is turned off, correct?" Hawley pressed.

"Yes, senator, it can in order to operate other services—"

"So the consumer cannot meaningfully opt out," Hawley shot back, reiterating the fact that the phone is still communicating and sending information to Google even when the phone is not in use and Location Services are turned off. "And you're #monetizing it and using it to direct #ads at him, correct?"

"It's not complicated," Hawley insisted. "What's complicated is that you don't allow consumers to stop your tracking of them. You tell them that you do. You would anticipate that they do — that the consumer would have a reasonable expectation based on what you've told them, that they're not being tracked — but in fact, you're still tracking them. You're still gathering the #information and you're still using it."

#geolocalisation #gafam #bastards #nopub #noandroid #FuckOffGoogle #liars #surveillance #surveillancedemasse
 

Google exec finally admits to congress that they're tracking us even with 'Location' Turned Off …and the phone "not in use"


#Google admet finalement traquer les utilisateurs, même lorsqu'ils désactivent la géolocalisation.

extracts / excerpts
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Google Senior #Privacy Counsel Will DeVries about the company's tracking policies during a hearing examining online consumer privacy. Some of DeVries' answers will likely disturb consumers who thought there was a way to avoid being tracked by Google through their #phones.

An Associated Press report in August 2018 found that "many Google services on #Android devices and #iPhones store your location #data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so."

Hawley pointed out on Tuesday that a user's location is sent to Google hundreds of times a day, even when the phone is not in use. In fact, Hawley said, a user's location is tracked "every four minutes, or 14 times an hour, roughly 340 times during a 24-hour period," even when the phone is not in use.

"But Google collects #geolocation data even if Location History is turned off, correct?" Hawley pressed.

"Yes, senator, it can in order to operate other services—"

"So the consumer cannot meaningfully opt out," Hawley shot back, reiterating the fact that the phone is still communicating and sending information to Google even when the phone is not in use and Location Services are turned off. "And you're #monetizing it and using it to direct #ads at him, correct?"

"It's not complicated," Hawley insisted. "What's complicated is that you don't allow consumers to stop your tracking of them. You tell them that you do. You would anticipate that they do — that the consumer would have a reasonable expectation based on what you've told them, that they're not being tracked — but in fact, you're still tracking them. You're still gathering the #information and you're still using it."
#geolocalisation #gafam #bastards #nopub #noandroid #FuckOffGoogle #liars #surveillance #surveillancedemasse
 
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