Google has shut down its Mobile Network Insights service over privacy concerns, Reuters reports. The service was used to show wireless carriers the strength of their signals around the world through the use of data collected via Android devices. Google only used data from users who opted into sharing location data and did not contain any identifying information; however, the tech company still decided to shutter the service over concerns of regulatory scrutiny, according to sources close to the decision. Google also released the results of a survey in which it found hackers use “password-spraying” attacks due to online patrons’ continued use of the same password, even when it was compromised in a previous instance.
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