In the upcoming mobile operating system Android Q the developers promise to provide the maximum level of user privacy. However, representatives of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) believe that a number of problems of privacy is still relevant for users OS from Google.
As you know, Android Q users will be able to better control apps that access geolocation, more flexible way to restrict access to the files stored in the external storage, and also to prohibit the use of hardware and sensors of the device.
But the EFF believe that the developers have missed at least one aspect that can negatively affect users ‘ privacy.
“Android still allows advertisers to track you. Moreover, this operating system version does not allow users to control applications ‘ access to the Internet, but such a possibility would solve many problems,” — says the engineer EFF Bennett Sifers.
According to Syfers, applications in the Android Q can access the ad user ID, and the latter is not possible to prohibit or restrict such behavior.
Thus, advertisers will always be able to “recognize” a particular user by querying the advertising ID from the app.
Employee of the Electronic Frontier Foundation cited the example of iOS, Apple gave people the option to disable tracking in the advertising ID.
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