Most mobile devices not only solve the Android interface but the manufacturer enables their devices by pre-installing apps and games that the user can uninstall. This is known as bloatware And I could make the days count.
Privacy International and 50 other organizations send open letter to Google, addressed directly to Sundar Pichai, asking him to take over methods to combat previously used applications on Android devices.
Open a book against bloatware
In this open letter, where one can sign, the NGO Privacy Initiator first gave Sundar Photosi a reason in a statement that Google CEO and Alphabet said a few months ago: "Privacy cannot be a good thing reserved for people who can afford it."
But this organization striving to protect users' privacy recognizes in Google that its partners are putting bloatware on their devices, which could reveal the privacy and security of its users without their knowledge or consent.
The NGO announces that these pre-installed apps may have good permissions (camera, microphone and location) operating outside of Google Play's security model without users knowing without removing them
In addition, research shows that 91% of pre-installed applications do not come from the Google Play store. This means that it has to be updated from the actual manufacturer either through its own store or through system updates.
The inquisitors in this open book are to end these bad habits by asking Google Force manufacturers to comply with these four points:
- People should know it remove forever Use of your phones. This should include all background services that continue to run even when applications are disabled.
- Pre-installed applications should be same level of control as Play Store applications, especially with regard to customization permissions.
- Applications previously used must have a specific method allow for updates, preferably through the Play Store and without needing to have a user account.
- Google must refuse to prove it device for privacy reasons when manufacturers or vendors attempt to exploit users in this way.
As we can see, NGOs do not comply with pre-manufacturer requests, but they cannot be issued, skip Google Play Protect security and cannot update on the Play Store. Now wait and see what Google does with this request.
Via | 9to5Google
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