Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled

Discussion in 'Android' started by CHEF-KOCH, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. CHEF-KOCH

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  2. ShadyGroves

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    It is also annoying that Google also updates its apps collection when connected to the internet even though the facility to do so is set to off. Makes you wonder what else it does, or is it just me being paranoid.
     
  3. CHEF-KOCH

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    Especially Google Play Store and the Google Play Services updating themeselves (cause security reasons) and since Android O (Oreo) Google told us that makes e.g. OEM updates unessary because of such update mechanism. The thing is that Google yet again not getting punished for this and they basically can do whatever they want. I have no problems when off really means off but that they 'bypass' this is a scandal. I'll keep an eye on that since I do believe that this mechanism is in close relationship with Google Play Services and when you disable/remove it you also remove this behavior - but the point is that it also breaks other things and that's the real tragedy here.