It’s not just iPhone customers who are going to court over the recent tracking scandal – two Android owners are suing Google for the very same reason. Like the two iPhone users, they’re hoping to represent other Android owners in a class-action suit.
The two Michigan-based HTC Inspire 4G-owners said in their complaint, which was filed on April 27th in Detroit, that they’ve been tracked “just as if by a tracking device for which a court-ordered warrant would ordinarily be required”. Naturally, they’re seeking $US50 million in damages, along with a court order to force Google to stop tracking owners of their Android devices.
They’re going to have a tough time over this one, unlike the iPhone owners, because Google actually asks users to opt-in to the “collection, sharing and use of location,” according to Google, which said “any location data that is sent back to Google location servers is anonymised and is not tied or traceable to a specific user”. [Bloomberg]