Google removes privacy feature from Android, says inclusion was an accident

In one of the latest released of Android, Google had included a new privacy setting that allowed users to block apps from using and collecting user information, such as one’s location.

While most users tend to just accept any and all permissions that an app requests on install, despite how absurd some of them are, this feature has shown a light on data collection by voluntarily installed apps.

The EFF, or Electronic Frontier Foundation, had this to say, after being the first to report on the “accidental” feature:

“We are suspicious of this explanation, and do not think that it in any way justifies removing the feature rather than improving it”


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