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 No.8858

>'Apple is eating our lunch': Google employees admit in lawsuit that the company made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private
>Google made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private, according to newly unredacted court documents.
>Google continued collecting location data even when users turned off various location-sharing settings, made popular privacy settings harder to find, and even pressured LG and other phone makers into hiding settings precisely because users liked them, according to the documents.
>When Google tested versions of its Android operating system that made privacy settings easier to find, users took advantage of them, which Google viewed as a "problem," according to the documents.
>Google also tried to convince smartphone makers to hide location settings "through active misrepresentations and/or concealment, suppression, or omission of facts"
>Google employees appeared to recognize that users were frustrated by the company's aggressive data collection practices, potentially hurting its business.
>"Fail #2: *I* should be able to get *my* location on *my* phone without sharing that information with Google," one employee said.
>"This may be how Apple is eating our lunch," they added, saying Apple was "much more likely" to let users take advantage of location-based apps and services on their phones without sharing the data with Apple.
https://archive.is/QYw62
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 No.11206

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>Google made it nearly impossible
There was no ``nearly'' in it.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/nov/14/google-settlement-40-states-user-location-tracking
>Google will pay $392m to 40 states in largest ever US privacy settlement
>Case is a historic win for consumers after an investigation found the tech company tracked users’ location even after they opted out
>Mon 14 Nov 2022 20.49 GMT

Of course since the state is a Good Boy™ they made them pay peanuts: less than $10 million per state. Meanwhile:
>Location tracking can help tech companies sell digital ads to marketers looking to connect with consumers within their vicinity. It is another tool in a data-gathering toolkit that generates more than $200bn in annual ad revenue for Google, accounting for most of the profits pouring into the coffers of its corporate parent, Alphabet, which has a market value of $1.2tn.

Of course since the Guardian is a Good Boy™ they cannot be allowed to say a single word about less than $10 million per state being peanuts.
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 No.11207

>proprietary software tracks users
stop the presses! call the president!
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 No.11208

>>11207
>'Left' today is delivering sarcastic one liners while thinking oneself is a deep, original thinker and more highly informed than others. Maybe it always was.
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 No.11210

>>11208
I'm informed enough that I don't need google employees to know that you can't "keep your location private" while using your phone

especially lmaoed at this
>Google employees appeared to recognize that users were frustrated by the company's aggressive data collection practices, potentially hurting its business.
dear "google employees", Google business IS data collection
fucking bitches take people for retards I swear
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 No.11211

>>11207
There is a difference between what we know to be true, and what we can show to be true in the fairy tale world of the legal system. This is why this qualifies as news, because the issue has now moved into the latter group, so they can no longer lie about it in subsequent related trials.

Similarly, we knew the state suppresses inconvenient stories from social media, but now we can also show it to be true using the government's own documents. >>11193
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 No.11234

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Apple being cut from exactly the same cloth as Google:

https://gizmodo.com/apple-iphone-analytics-tracking-even-when-off-app-store-1849757558
> Apple Is Tracking You Even When Its Own Privacy Settings Say It’s Not, New Research Says
> An independent test suggests Apple collects data about you and your phone when its own settings promise to “disable the sharing of Device Analytics altogether.”
> November 8, 2022

> For all of Apple’s talk about how private your iPhone is, the company vacuums up a lot of data about you. iPhones do have a privacy setting that is supposed to turn off that tracking. According to a new report by independent researchers, though, Apple collects extremely detailed information on you with its own apps even when you turn off tracking, an apparent direct contradiction of Apple’s own description of how the privacy protection works.


> The iPhone Analytics setting makes an explicit promise. Turn it off, and Apple says that it will “disable the sharing of Device Analytics altogether.” However, Tommy Mysk and Talal Haj Bakry, two app developers and security researchers at the software company Mysk, took a look at the data collected by a number of Apple iPhone apps—the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV, Books, and Stocks. They found the analytics control and other privacy settings had no obvious effect on Apple’s data collection—the tracking remained the same whether iPhone Analytics was switched on or off.

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