Android and iOS privacy labels confuse developers and end users.
New research shows that the Google Messages and Phone apps have been collecting texts and calls data on Android without consent.
The popular Beijing-based app has "carte blanche" in gathering users' data, cypersecurity experts say.
These spyware apps record your conversations, location and everything you type, all while camouflaged as a calculator or calendar.
Android and iPhone spyware sold by NSO Group enables state terror attacks in multiple countries.
Advertisers have begun shifting their spending patterns in the months since Apple began requiring apps to gain iPhone and iPad users’ permission to track them.
Google informed app developers that beginning in late 2021, when Android 12 OS users opt out of personalized ads, the advertising ID provided by Google Play services will not be made available to app developers for any purpose.
Google reportedly made it harder to find Android privacy settings and even pressured phone makers into hiding settings.
New privacy controls include allowing people to quickly delete the last 15 minutes of their search history and more reminders about location tracking.
A judge has ruled that Google broke Australian law by misleading users about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices.