Google is cracking down on Android apps that track your location in the background 1

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Google is putting new restrictions on which Android apps can track your location in the background, with a brand new evaluate course of that will verify whether or not an app positively wants entry to the information. The modifications had been introduced in a weblog publish to Android builders earlier this week. Google says that from August third all new Google Play apps that ask for background entry might want to move evaluate, increasing to all present apps on November third.

Although location monitoring is a vital function for a lot of apps and providers, it may be fairly invasive when apps indiscriminately ask for location entry. Background monitoring is even worse, as a result of it means that you is perhaps fully unaware of which apps on your telephone are monitoring you at any second in…

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