Google follows users much more than Apple. This conclusion was made by Vanderbilt University professor Douglas Schmidt.
According to the scientist, the average Android-smartphone collects 10, and in some cases 50 times more user data than the iPhone. He analyzed the amount of information transferred by smartphones running competing operating systems over a remote connection. The study has been published on the Web.
Schmidt’s report shows that Android smartphones, on average, connect to servers 340 times a day, or 14 times an hour, transferring about 4.5 megabytes of information. Approximately one-third of that amount is data from geolocation sensors, which determine the location of the user, regardless of whether he or she is using a smartphone at the time of the connection to the server or not.
As the portal notes, neither Google nor Apple itself can collect data on the movements of its owner on the iPhone. Because iOS strictly suppresses any surveillance of users, all that is transmitted to Google’s servers is the data on what ads the user is watching and what information he is looking for on the web. And provided that you are using Chrome and not Safari.
Earlier, Google specified that it monitors the movement of the user even when the service is disabled, notes RIA Novosti. As it turns out, the user’s “Location History” service settings continue to operate even when the feature is disabled.
According to the Associated Press, it was previously reported that information about a user’s movements is not saved when “Location History” is disabled.
“We have updated our explanation of Location History to make it more relevant and clear,” Google said in a statement.