Following news last week that Android devices track and store your location, two women are suing Google for $50 million and trying to force Google to stop selling devices with the tracking software. The class action lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, Michigan.
Google admitted to collecting some anonymized information from people who opt-in to using GPS, but the plaintiffs, Julie Brown and Kayla Molaski, don’t like it and don’t approve. In the complaint, their lawyer says Android users are “at serous risk of privacy invasions, including stalking,” the Detroit News reported.
Digital Trends offers a good rundown on why the lawsuit is ridiculous.
On a related note, Google will send a representative to testify before the U.S. Senate in May for a hearing on mobile privacy, the Washington Post reported.