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Google collects 20 times more telemetry from Android devices than Apple from iOS

This data collection process takes place every 264 seconds on idle Apple devices and once 255 seconds on Android smartphones — which roughly equates to almost every four and a half minutes even when the handset is not being used.

But in addition to the idle state, the Irish researcher said that both operating systems also share data with their central servers when users are browsing their settings screens.

Furthermore, when a new SIM card is inserted into both iOS and Android devices, SIM details are shared with both Apple and Google almost immediately.


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