Google is accused of tracking users’ websites even if the feature is disabled

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As Business Insider’s new documents filed in a lawsuit against Google show, the company intentionally preserved users’ location data even when the feature was disabled.

Bucharest, May 30 – Sputnik. Documents filed in lawsuits against Google show that executives and engineers knew the internet giant was preventing smartphone users from hiding their sites, according to Business Insider reports.

The lawsuit was filed last year by Arizona State Attorney Mark Bernovich. According to him, the company has illegally tracked the location of Android users without their consent, even if users have disabled Android’s location tracking functions.

The news site also reported that the documents show that Google has put pressure on phone manufacturers to hide their privacy settings from users.

Additionally, according to the same documents, Google uses a variety of technologies to collect location data, including Wi-Fi and even non-Google apps.

Google will collect 20 times more personal data than Apple

British researcher at Trinity College London, Douglas J. Leith, found in a study published by the specialist website Ars Technica that Google’s Android system sent 20 times more personal data to its designer than Apple’s iOS competitor. However, these results have been challenged by Google.

Vladimir Katalov, a Russian computer security specialist and co-founder of Elcomsoft, also confirmed that his company’s rich experience showed that Google collects much more data than Apple collects, according to Sputnik France.

Counts against the Google search engine

Google is currently in the crosshairs of several media channels accusing the company of tampering with its search engine. In April of last year, a complaint was filed by the parent company of the British newspaper Daily Mail, whose traffic has decreased by 50%.

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Similar claims were made by other media channels, including Genius Media Group, HD Media and Sputnik, after updating Google’s search engine algorithm.

In addition to Sputnik, about 20 Russian media sites were among those affected, whose articles were placed below in the search results. Google rejected the accusation.

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