MediaPost reports Google is facing a lawsuit alleging the tech company shares personally identifiable information of people who purchased apps with developers. The plaintiff claims Google transmitted his name, email address and ZIP code without his consent after purchasing nine apps from the Google Play Store between 2012 and 2014. “Defendants interfered with the plaintiff’s and class’s right to receive the privacy protections to which they were entitled,” the plaintiff’s complaint states. The allegation stems from a 2013 blog post from Australian developer Dan Nolan, who discovered Google’s practice of automatically sharing customers’ personal information with developers. Meanwhile, Google announced it will remove all top touch functionality from its Home Mini smart speakers following privacy concerns.
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