Transferring that information to Google means using up gigabytes of data that consumers have paid for under data packages purchased from local telecom service providers, according to the Oracle report. Among the questions that remain: whether Google actually gives users the right to opt out of location tracking, as the company says it does, and whether Google is being transparent about how it's using location data.
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A fellow USA tech firm Oracle has reported that Google is prying on Australian mobile subscribers by not only tracking them but also collecting information related to a user's surfing patterns.
At a time of increased scrutiny of companies that collect masses of user data, two USA senators are calling on federal regulators to investigate a Google product called Location History.
The raging issue of user privacy has become a point of contention between two technology giants, Oracle Corp.
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"We are aware of the reports in the media and we have asked Google to advise whether they are accurate", a spokesman for Australia's biggest telecom company Telsta said.
According to Oracle, Google is accessing information such as barometric pressure readings and coordinates, which could be used to work out whether someone is located outside or in a shopping centre. Everyone who uses Google services must agree to these terms and conditions, but there is now a debate over whether this consent is valid.
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