It is better for iPhone, iPad and Mac users to stop using Google Photos.
This suggestion comes from The prestigious Forbes magazine.
This is what it recommends, after the last acceptance of data collection from the US multinational company Google and its ongoing ban of a major privacy measure from Apple.
More features and less cost
Spread Remember that for now This app stores around four billion photos and videos for more than a billion users who prefer it over Apple’s alternative, iCloud, to look better, as it has more functionality and is cheaper.
Recently, Google introduced privacy stickers for all of its top apps on the Apple App Store, including Google Photos. Like Gmail, Chrome, and Maps, this app “stands in stark contrast to its Apple counterpart” due to the sheer amount of data it can collect.
The multinational states that “the privacy labels of the apps display all possible data that can be collected, although the actual data that is collected depends on the specific functions that the person decides to use.”
In this sense, it indicates that Collect contact information If the user wants to share the photos and videos with other people. They’ll do the same too if you decide to buy a photo album, in which case they’ll save your payment information and purchase history.
Forbes maintains that Google makes the most of its money by selling access to user data by showing them ads. The more personalized it is, the more likely it is to react and buy, so the more money Google can charge its customers to show such ads to its users.
‘Follow the money’
“You can ask yourself whether it is a coincidence that Google and Facebook have privacy stickers that don’t match Apple’s brands, which are simply a result of how these apps work, and that you can” follow the money, “the US medium continues.
Additionally, he argues that companies like Google and Facebook derive their income from digital advertising, while Apple is doing so by selling devices and a service ecosystem. “The math here is not complicated,” he adds.
Finally, it indicates that Google Photos analyzes images to allow categorization, maps, and searches, and to run personalized ads. At the same time, it accesses all of the users’ photos and gathers their corresponding information, including the exact time and place they were taken.
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