Tech Addict: Google Sued Over Tracking Locations, Giphy to Feature Its Own Stories + 2 More Latest Tech News

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Nexter.org gathered most interesting cool tech news and announcements for the week. 

Google sued over tracking locations

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to, Associated Press exclusively reports.

According to the fresh investigation, Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.

“There are a number of different ways that Google may use location to improve people’s experience, including Location History, Web and Activity, and through device-level Location Services,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement to the AP. “We provide clear descriptions of these tools, and robust controls so people can turn them on or off, and delete their histories at any time.”

Recently, attorneys representing Napoleon Patacsil from San Diego, filed the lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco.

“Google expressly represented to users of its operating system and apps that the activation of certain settings will prevent the tracking of users’ geolocations. This representation was false. Despite users’ attempts to protect their location privacy, Google collects and stores users’ location data, thereby invading users’ reasonable expectations of privacy, counter to Google’s own representations about how users can configure Google’s products to prevent such egregious privacy violations,” the lawsuit states.

Apple removes apps from Chinese Store

Source: Store

According to Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television or CCTV, Apple has removed 25,000 gambling apps from its Chinese Store as a lot of complaints about gambling, pornography, and counterfeit goods promotions in its Store were addressed to the company.

“Apple itself has set up the rules on how to allow apps onto its store, but it didn’t follow that, resulting in the proliferation of bogus lottery apps and gambling apps,” CCTV said on Sunday according to the Wall Street Journal.

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 released

Surely, Pocophone F1 is just another Android-based Xiaomi’s iPhone clone from the Chinese market, however, the price of it is extremely attractive as it is less than a third of the cost of an iPhone X or a Galaxy Note 9!

It launched in India this week with a price starting at 20,999 rupees ($301),

Giphy to feature Stories on its homepage

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Source: Giphy

Giphy announced that its homepage would be updated to feature Stories selected by the editorial team. These Stories will reflect the day’s trending subjects featured GIFs.

Giphy Stories is something in between Twitter Moment and Snapchat’s Discover.


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