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A Recent Study reveals that Android Collects 20 Times as much User Data as iOS

A Recent Study reveals that Android Collects 20 Times as much User Data as iOS

Nowadays my, yours, the privacy of all of us or Privacy is a much talked about topic. Needless to say, that's why. So by now some of us are using iPhone. Some people use Android Phones. So you already know that Android and Google collect information or data from all of us who use these mobile phones in order to improve their products and provide us with a better service.

So have you ever wondered how much data Apple and Google get from us? A recent study shows that Android phones collect user information about 20 times faster than a mobile phone running iOS.

Douglas Leith, a researcher at Trinity College in Ireland, is conducting an investigation to find out exactly how much iOS and Android phones are sending user information to their companies. So Douglas uses Google Pixel 2 (Android 10) and iPhone 8 (iOS 13.6.1 Jail Broken) phones for this test. Douglas Leith, who has been testing both phones in a variety of ways, finds that both phones provide the same amount of user information to parent companies from the beginning, but Android provides more user information than iOS.

According to Douglas Leith, both phones start collecting data as soon as they are activated. Also, information is collected even when the mobile phone user performs a simple operation such as inserting a SIM card without using the phone or checking the settings on the phone. In addition, Douglas Leith says that both Android and iOS phones connect to their back-end servers every 4.5 minutes, even when they are down.

And it's not just operating systems that provide information for their companies. Currently, System Apps and even pre-installed apps on mobile phones provide user information for their companies in the above way. Automatically sends information to Apple via Android provides information to Google through apps such as Google Docs, Google Messenger, Clock, SafetyHub and the Google Search Bar.

Douglas Leith has conducted this test on a number of occasions, and during a mobile phone initial test he found that about 1MB of information had been sent to Google via Android. Also, only 53KB of information was sent to Apple during the initial launch via iOS. He also found that 1MB of information was delivered to Google via Android every 12 hours. But during that time, only 52KB of information was provided to Apple via iOS.

Google has denied the researcher's findings, claiming that Douglas Leith used the wrong methods to perform the test. The company added that gathering information is a key function of any Internet-connected device.

Douglas Leith claims that the information collected in this way affects users' names, email addresses, payment cards as well as other devices they own. IP addresses can also be found through a continuous connection with the phone. Douglas Leith says that through this it is possible to know even the geographical locations of the relevant users.

So even if you go a few feet from where you are now, the relevant authorities are aware of it !! There are people who know more about you than you do.

Source: ArsTechnica


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