Google would be avoiding updating its iOS apps to avoid providing information about the data it collects

Google, privacy levels

I think that at this point, and less in a blog like this, there is no one who does not know that there are companies that respect little or nothing our privacy. The most important ones are Facebook y GoogleBoth companies whose most important source of income is advertising. To be able to offer us personalized ads, they need our information, and they know almost everything about us. Companies like Firefox or Apple want this to change, but obviously not everyone thinks the same.

This new episode on privacy started in September. Apple released iOS 14, and one of its novelties was a function that informed users about the data collected by any app. Facebook complained about this before the release of the stable version of iOS 14, which is why the Cupertino company delayed the arrival of this feature to iOS 14.3. Mark Zuckerberg also filled the newspapers with advertising attacking Apple claiming that this would be bad for SMEs, but Tim Cook and his team have followed through with their plan: the privacy function is now available.

A report makes us think that Google does not want to be transparent

Now, any developer who wants to deliver an app to the iOS App Store must provide new information, specifically what data it collects from the user who installs and runs said app. Just like informs Fast Company (via 9to5mac, from which we have also taken the image), Google updated its apps on December 7, a day before Apple forced developers to add this information to their apps. Right now, if we enter the section of the new iOS 14.3 function, we only see a message that reads 'No details provided'.

Any skeptical user, like myself, may think that a month has not passed since the last update and that this might not mean anything, but it is that Android apps have uploaded updates, several, in fact, which makes one think that, simply, Google does not want to be transparent. The other possibility is that the company is rewriting its apps so that they do not collect as much information, since, if there is a lot that is "stolen" from us, they would only get bad publicity.

Now two things remain to be seen: when Google updates its iOS apps and what does it say in this privacy section. Personally, I am looking forward to that moment, and someone will probably end up looking for alternatives to their apps and services.


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