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Vanderbilt University study reveals the extent of Android and Google data collection

Passive collection of personal data from Android and iOS by Google monitored and measured in significant academic study.

MiDe   25 August 2018 - 23:14   categories: EU, Global, Tech, Advertising, Corporate surveillance, Research   tags: Google, Android, iOS, Location tracking

Research by computer science professor Douglas Schmidt of Vanderbilt University provides a detailed insight into the amount and type of data that Google harvests from Android and iOS phones.

It confirms that Chrome harvests data from 'Incognito mode', all the ways that Google uses to track location data from mobile devices and how it combines data from Google Analytics and DoubleClick.

The Register: Android data slurping measured and monitored