New Delhi: Out of all the tech companies including Facebook, Amazon, Apple and others, Google has been found to be collecting the most user data. According to a recent study, Google monitors the private data of 39 different types of users. But an app may soon be available that notifies users every time Google collects their data. A new application that can notify users when their data is being tracked was created by a developer by the name of Burt Hubert.
“I’ve built a very simple tool that makes some noise every time your computer sends data to Google,” Hubert wrote on Twitter, sharing a link to his application. The official Dutch government job website is displayed here. There is noise as you are typing the domain name. However, there is a catch. Since the app was created for Linux, it will not currently work on Windows computers or smartphones.
According to 9to5Google, the Googleteller app uses IP addresses provided by Google. Therefore, Google Teller will sound an alarm to let you know that your data is being shared with Google when it notices that your system is linked to any of these IP addresses.
According to a recent study by StockApps.com, Google collects the most user data out of all tech apps including Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Twitter and others. Most people lack the patience or time to read lengthy privacy policies for every website they visit. Furthermore, it is unlikely that every user has sufficient legal knowledge to understand the privacy policies, according to a StockApps.com researcher. The researcher further said that Google collects all the data it collects as it relies on it for its entire business model.
Apple was discovered to be the only tech company that only stores the data needed to keep users’ accounts active. This is because, unlike Facebook, Google, and Twitter, it is not dependent on advertising revenue.