Google using internal program to access user data on Android apps

Google is using an internal program known as "Android Lockbox" to access data on how Android users interact with popular, non-Google apps such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.The covert program, which reportedly works via Google Mobile Services, allows Google's employees to see how often users engage with a particular app and how long do they use them.

Users are told that this data allows Google to offer a more personalised experience. The company has previously admitted that it has access to usage data from rival apps.

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