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Why you should worry about Google collecting location data from your phone without permission

The tech giant's move exposes how the idea of control over personal data and privacy is nothing more than an illusion today.

2017 has been a very important year for the ongoing debate surrounding data privacy and protection. After ransomware attacks like Petya and WannaCry, which breached the personal data of thousands of computers, tech giants, including Microsoft, Google and Facebook, called upon users to understand the pitfalls of the digital age and put in greater effort to help these companies improve the security of sensitive personal data that exists on the web. 

Users were warned against remaining oblivious to the harm of the blind usage of apps and services that find shelter on our phones. The argument – and a sound one at that – was that users need to take greater responsibility and

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