Google Dodges Consumer Privacy Lawsuit Over Android App Tracking

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Alphabet Inc.’s Google has dropped a potential class action lawsuit for allegedly monitoring app usage on mobile phones using its Android operating system, after a California federal judge ruled the suspects had not adequately argued any of their 10 claims.

Marie Hammerling and Kay Jackson stalked Google in November, alleging the tech giant tracks phone users on non-Google apps without their permission, in violation of its own privacy commitments and state laws . The suspects claimed that Google collects data about app activity, including how often an app is used and for how long, using a secret project called “Android…

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