Google has been caught out hiding privacy settings in its Google Pay app that can restrict what information the company collects about users. Three settings are all selected and only accessible via a special URL and not through the settings link of the app.
After a week of hard labour, the obvious instinct of a worker is to look for some light relief. Thankfully, one need not look very far this week, for Google chief executive Pichai Sundararajan — who now goes by the Westernised name Sundar Pichai — has been waxing voluble on privacy, a topic which provides much comedic relief when tackled by Google executives.
Ever since the Department of Human Services started its robo-debt campaign to get back money which it has allegedly overpaid to welfare recipients, it has often been accused of having scant regard for the privacy of people. On Monday, I had a first-hand demonstration of exactly how much the DHS cares for privacy.
NOTE: The Department of Human Services has responded to this article vigorously refuting the author's contentions of a personal privacy breach and the response is appended to the end of the story.
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