Google Hit With Class Action Suit Over Android Tracking

Women say software put them in danger
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2011 9:58 AM CDT
Google Hit With Class Action Suit Over Android Tracking
The Motorola Droid mobile phone is shown in this photograph in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

A pair of Michigan women have filed a $50 million class action lawsuit against Google over the revelation that Android phones store data on their users’ locations and transmit that information to Google. This tracking function puts “users at serious risk of privacy invasions, including stalking,” their lawyer wrote in the complaint, according to the Detroit News. Google has admitted that the phones store some data, but says that they do so “to provide a better mobile experience,” and then only for customers who’ve chosen to enable GPS services. (Read more Android stories.)

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