"The device, stationary, with all apps closed, transferred data to Google about 16 times an hour, or about 389 times in 24 hours. Assuming even half of that data is outgoing, Google would receive about 4.4MB per day or 130MB per month..." theregister.com/2020/11/14/goo

It's worth noting that the lawsuit here isn't about the fact that Google collects all this data, but that it does it using metered cellular data.

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@kyle I will be 0% surprised if they turn around and offer $5 in credit for some soon-to-be-purged part of their app ecosystem as a remedy.


That's some pretty poor compression if transmitting no data takes hundreds of MB...

@kyle I'd guess it will be hard to prove a point that the harm was done by sensitive information being collected from the phone which was not in use for a month.

@kyle How much do you wanna bet, the argument in their defense will be that the amount used is trivial? As useful as Android is, articles like this justify de-googled Android and the Librem 5 with great aplomb!

@kyle 0% surprised. what was more surprising--and maybe i misread--was that the amount of data being sent to Google is half of what iphones send to Apple?!

this is why we can't have nice things!

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