Google to put a muzzle on Android apps accessing location data in the background

ZDNet | Feb 21, 2020 at 4:28 PM
  • Google has announced this week plans to crack down on Android apps that abuse the OS permissions system and request access to user geo-location data when the app is not in use.
  • Google plans to review each app on a case-by-case basis and remove apps from the Play Store if they request access to location data and that’s not immediately used inside the app.
  • This helped weed out some of the abusing apps, but Google plans to update this permission prompt further, and make it more strict with the release of Android 11 this fall.