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Lawsuit Filed Against Android For Privacy Concerns

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A federal class action lawsuit alleges that some Android smartphones not only track locations, but also store private personal information and then sell it to advertising companies. This case is one of the first to call to task Android’s privacy issues.

The lawsuit claims that Android has sold 67 million phones worldwide and the case could grow to include millions of customers. An attorney for the class action said, “If you’re using a map application, then yeah, it’s going to get your location. If you’re using a map application and it’s also collecting your gender, your sexual preference and your income, users don’t think they’re consenting to that.”

The lawsuit alleges that Internet music provider Pandora also collects location and other information and passes it to third parties, and that information is gathered by the phone and applications even when consumers aren’t using their phones.

The lawsuit seeks compensation for the price of the phones and the value of the data collected, and punitive damages. disclaimer: This article: Lawsuit Filed Against Android For Privacy Concerns was posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 7:42 pm at and is filed under Fraud Lawsuits.

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