A Google spokesperson said the company had users' permission to collect data.
The Australian investigation is linked to allegations made in an Oracle report about the impact of Google and Facebook on the advertising market. The company is being said to send back the location of Android users to its servers even if the location-based services are switched off. This reportedly contains location info, even the place location providers are turned off, with no apps put in, and the place no SIM card is inserted.
Mariners' Cano may need surgery on broken hand
Seattle's James Paxton (2-1) takes the mound Sunday for the first time since throwing a no-hitter Tuesday at Toronto. Coming into the weekend, the Mariners' top hitter was Dee Gordon with 49 hits, 22 runs and eight RBI.
A gig of data now costs about $3.60-$4.50 a month.
USA software company Oracle has always been involved in a dispute with Google over the infringed use of Oracle's Java intellectual property.
For context, Oracle has actively been in court with Google for more than 5 years over whether Android's usage of Java was considered fair use, and is certainly not an unbiased party.