Android phones collect almost ten times more data about users than the
Apple iPhone, according to a report.
Android smartphone is collecting a lot of data on you. Specifically,
almost 10 times more than Apple’s iOS,” reported Mashable,
citing a study from Vanderbilt University Professor Douglas C. Schmidt.
Schmidt’s study, he claimed that a “major part of Google’s data
collection occurs while a user is not directly engaged with any of its
products,” and described the data collection as “significant, especially
on Android mobile devices.”
month, the Associated Press launched an investigation into Google and discovered the
company was able to track its users’ physical movements even when they
told them not to. This week, a lawsuit was filed against
the Silicon Valley giant over its tracking policies.
February, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight also revealed that
Google was still tracking its users when their Android phones were in
airplane mode or disconnected from the mobile network.
has previously faced investigation from
regulators in the United Kingdom and South Korea for secretly tracking
users, and in 2016, it was reported that
pre-installed software on Android phones had been sending data to China.