A new academic study has revealed that Android and iOS devices share our data with their own companies on average every 4.5 minutes.
Researchers from Ireland found that user data on phones is sent to the manufacturer every 4.5 minutes. Both Apple and Google gathered information equally carefully, the study said.
According to new research, Android and iPhone smartphones, on average, transmit data to the manufacturer every 4.5 minutes, which is sent even when the devices are not in use. The research in Dublin raised new concerns about the privacy of smartphones. But scientists claim they have not found a significant difference between Apple and Google devices.
Research by Professor Doug Leith of Trinity Connect Centre concluded that the iPhone does not provide more privacy than Google’s devices. But Google phones collect significantly more phone data than Apple, the study notes. On average, 1 MB of data is sent from Google Pixel phones every 12 hours, while 52 KB of data is sent from iPhone.
It was stated that the data usually sent from phones included SIM card information and device information such as device serial number, IMEI, WiFi MAC address and phone number. Professor Doug Leith’s statement on the subject is as follows:
“I think most people agree that Apple and Google need to collect data from our phones to provide services like iCloud or Google Drive. But when we only use our phones as phones, for calls and more, it’s much more than understanding why Apple and Google need to collect data. Yet in this study, we found that Apple and Google gathered a large amount of information even in this situation. It seems that it is not excessive and necessary. “