Google Removes Privacy Feature from Android ➝

Alexei Oreskovic writing for Reuters:

Google Inc has removed an experimental privacy feature from its Android mobile software that had allowed users to block apps from collecting personal information such as address book data and a user’s location[…] A company spokesman said the feature had been included by accident in Android 4.3, the version released last summer.

Wouldn’t want to include that feature. That would be a terrible mistake.

(Via The Loop.)