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Google Gets 20 Times More Data From Android Devices Than Apple Gets From iOS

Trinity College Researcher Douglas Leith told Ars Technica that Android and iOS transmit telemetry data to their motherships even when a user hasn’t logged in or has explicitly configured privacy settings to opt out. Both operating systems send data to Apple and Google when a user does simple things like insert a SIM card or browse the handset settings screen. Each device connects to its back-end server on average every 4.5 minutes.

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