Tag: Google

  • Google Maps stopped working properly for hours • The Register

    Google Maps stopped working properly for hours • The Register

    Google Maps Platform services went missing for a few hours on Friday as various APIs fell over. Around 0847 am PDT (1347 UTC), users of Google Maps Platform services began reporting problems. These surfaced on crowdsourced reporting sites like DownDetector.com and on the Maps Platform Status Page. “We’re seeing reports of difficulties accessing some Google […]

  • Messages, Dialer apps sent text, call info to Google • The Register

    Messages, Dialer apps sent text, call info to Google • The Register

    Google’s Messages and Dialer apps for Android devices have been collecting and sending data to Google without specific notice and consent, and without offering the opportunity to opt-out, potentially in violation of Europe’s data protection law. According to a research paper, “What Data Do The Google Dialer and Messages Apps On Android Send to Google?” […]