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Google is stopping people in the street to buy their face data — possibly for Pixel 4’s ‘Face ID’

If you’re working on any kind of software that utilizes facial recognition — a secure Face ID camera system for a phone is just one example that comes to mind — you need a good amount of data in order to train the AI that powers it. Google isn’t exactly new to the data collection game, but you might be surprised to learn that it’s been doing so via such an old-fashioned method. Read More

Google is stopping people in the street to buy their face data — possibly for Pixel 4’s ‘Face ID’ was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Apps Tracking Your Phone Even After You Deny Permission

Granting an app the permission to access your data means that denying access automatically makes it impossible to access the data. For instance, instructing Google not to have permission to track your phone would essentially translate to the adamant compliance of the Privacy Laws governing Personal Privacy.

However, it turns out more than 1,000 apps have found mischievous ways to bypass Google restrictions and allow them to dumbfounded gather personal user data without their know-how.

According to an academic study published on the FTC website (out of 88,000 apps studied), a whopping 1,325 apps found to collect crucial information such as geo-location data and phone [...]

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Stalking apps: Google deletes 7 Android trackers from the Play Store

Google has removed from the Play Store seven stalking apps that could track someone’s phone without them knowing about it. The sneaky software also offers access to a phone’s contact list, as well as its SMS and call history.

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Auto-Delete Location History and Activity Data

Google has always been on the lookout for new ideas that will keep the information of their users safe and secure. Allowing your apps to access your location has become mandatory in some cases, but Google will let you delete your history.

The danger of compromising online & personal information has never been higher. We live in an age where most of our personal data, if not all, are stored digitally. Companies have to update their safety measures and regulations in order to be ahead of both the competition and cyber-criminals.

But Google has an eye for everything! Recently, the company promised to update their settings in regards to location history and your saved [...]

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