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August 19, 2019
Angela Moon, Paresh Dave / Reuters

Angela Moon, Paresh Dave / Reuters  
Google Shut Down Data Sharing Service With Mobile Carriers Due to Fear of Attracting Privacy Scrutiny by Regulators, Lawmakers, Sources

Google has shut down a free service, Google’s Mobile Network Insights service, it has provided since 2017 to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter said, because of Google’s concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scrutiny of users and regulators. The data from the service, which was actually shut down in April, came from devices running Google’s Android operating system, encompassing about 75% of the world’s smartphones. The service used data only from users who had opted into sharing location history and usage and diagnostics with Google and the data were aggregated, not explicitly linking any information to any individual phone user. Nevertheless, Google shut down the service out of fear that this initiative might attract the attention of regulators and lawmakers keen on enforcing stricter privacy rules.

Related: The Next Web, Android Authority, Android Police, San Jose Business News, PhoneArena, HotHardware.com, SlashGear, CNBC Technology, Engadget

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April 10, 2019
Angela Moon / Reuters

Angela Moon / Reuters  
Two Out of Three Hotel Websites Leak Guests’ Booking Details and Private Data to Third-Party Sites, Symantec Researcher

Two out of three hotel websites inadvertently leak guests’ booking details and personal data to third-party sites, including advertisers and analytics companies, according to research by Candid Wueest, principal threat researcher at Symantec. Wuesst tested more than 1,500 hotels in 54 countries and found that 67% of them were leaking booking reference codes to third-party sites which could allow those third parties to log into a reservation, view personal details, and even cancel the booking altogether. The leaking stems from direct access links contained in emails sent to guests in their booking confirmations. Third parties such as advertisers and analytics companies that are on the same site as the emailed URL can access booking details. Wueest contacted every affected hotel of the issue and 25% of the hotel’s privacy officers did not respond. Those that did respond took 10 days to do so and some hotels justified the data leakage by pointing to privacy policies that say the hotels can share data with advertisers.

Related: PCMag.com, Silicon Republic, Verdict, The Sun, TechRepublic, BleepingComputer.com, Symantec, Mashable


May 19, 2019
Angela Moon / Reuters

Angela Moon / Reuters  
Following Trump’s Blacklisting of Chinese Tech Companies, Google Yanks Huawei’s Access to Android Support, Operating System Updates, Access to Play Store and Gmail App, Report

Google has suspended business with embattled Chinese telecom tech giant Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses, according to a source close to the matter. Huawei will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app. Huawei will have access to the open source version of Android but Google will stop providing any technical support and collaboration for Android and Google services to Huawei going forward.

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Memeburn: Huawei won’t get Android updates from Google after US trade blacklist – report
Engadget: Google reportedly suspends Huawei’s Android support after US ban
Bloomberg: Google Suspends Some Business With Huawei, Reuters Reports
TechCrunch: Google reportedly suspends select business with Huawei over U.S. ban
Gizmodo: Report Claims Google Could Be Pulling Huawei’s Android License
The Guardian: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklisting
The Verge: Google pulls Huawei’s Android license, forcing it to use open source version
BBC News – Home: Google restricts Huawei’s use of Android
WCCFtech: Google to Pull Access to OS Updates, Official Apps and More From Huawei Devices Following Trump’s Blacklist Order: Report
Engadget: Google suspends Huawei’s Android support (updated)
PYMNTS.com: Trump Blacklist Prompts Google To Cut Some Ties With Huawei
The New Daily: Google slaps a ban on China’s Huawei
ZDNet Security: Google services to continue working on existing Huawei Android devices
Economic Times : Google says services on Huawei phone still will function
TechJuice: This is how social media is reacting on Huawei’s Android license cancellation by Google
KitGuru: Google pulls Huawei’s Android license
Security Affairs: Google will block Huawei from using Android and its services
Infosecurity Magazine: Chipmakers Cut Huawei Shipments
Security – Computing: Google withdraws Huawei’s Android licence following US government Executive Order
Financial Times: Google suspends Huawei from Android services