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Google pays to snoop on teenagers' smartphones

Jan 31, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Google has been paying teenagers for unfettered access to their smartphone habits in return for Google devices and Amazon vouchers.

The technology giant is offering incentives to install a tracking app which routinely scans a user's phone, sending the data back to Google's headquarters. Google says the app helps the company "learn more about how people use mobile devices".

It comes after it was revealed that Facebook had been tracking people using similar incentives, despite running ...