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Collecting consumer data, the Australian Consumer Council launched an investigation into Google

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The Australian survey was based on Oracle's allegations in a report, which was part of the Australian investigation of the impact of Google and Facebook on the advertising market.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Council (ACCC) and its privacy commissioner said they were reviewing the results of the report.

"ACCC has been meeting Oracle and is looking at the information they have submitted to Google services," said Geesche Jacobsen, a spokeswoman for the competition watchdog. "We are investigating how many consumers understand the use of positioning data and work closely with the privacy commissioners."

According to Australian newspapers, Oracle says that if the consumer's cell phone uses the Android system, that is, Google.DevelopmentAlphabet will receive detailed information about users' Internet search and user location.

Oracle's report shows that the transmission of this information to Google means that it needs to be used as many as gigabytes of data, which is deducted from consumers' data packages purchased from local telecom service providers.

Reuters has not yet confirmed the authenticity of the Oracle report.

Data privacy advocates say many consumers are unlikely to understand the terms they signed when they use smartphones. Industry analysts estimate that Australia has more than 10 million Android users.

"Some of the mobile programs may only include thousands of megabytes of data traffic, so if Google collects one thousand trillion bytes of data, it's really a huge cost for consumers," said David Vaile, President of the Australian Privacy Association.

Telstra Corporation said they were trying to confirm Google's accusation against the allegation.

"We have learned about the media, and we have asked Google whether the news is true," said a spokesman for Telsta, Australia's largest telecommunications company.

Such surveys will lead to more discussions about large technology companies' online collection and use of user data.

Early this year, social media giant Facebook has repeatedly apologized for the Cambridge analysis (Cambridge Analytica) of network marketing company (Cambridge Analytica) to collect their data for the 2016 election in the United States.

Oracle itself and Google have been debated for a long time. The American software company is trying to charge Google some of the licensing fees used in the Java language, while Google believes the company can use Java without paying any cost. (little white)

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