Droidcon Berlin 2019: Google Data Collection on Android

Droidcon Berlin 2019: Google Data Collection on Android

29th May 2019 0 By darryncampbell

Date: 3rd July (event date 1st – 3rd July) 2019

Location: Droidcon Berlin, CityCube, Berlin

Talk link: https://www.de.droidcon.com/speaker/Darryn-Campbell


Exactly what data is your Android device collecting about you?  What does Google know about you?  These are some of the most clickbaity headlines around, so it can be very difficult to find the truth between the sensational headlines and the ameliorating responses from Google.

There have been some academic studies on what Google collects, how often and how much – In this talk I will go through those results as well as present findings from my own original research.  I will describe how you can go about performing your own tests on what data your phone is sending and finally discuss some of the network and on-device solutions to control what data gets sent to Google beyond just adjusting the device settings.

Slides: Available here

Video: https://www.droidcon.com/media-detail?video=352688386 (requires free sign-up)