Google news burn a large amount of Internet traffic in the background
Some users of the application “Google news” for Android reported that the program loaded the excessive amount of data in the background. This situation has led to enormous bills for Internet traffic.
According to dozens of messages on the help forum Google News, users are faced with a similar problem in June. The moderators of the community service, the company is investigating the incident and working to correct mistakes, but the problem still continues.
The editors at The Verge have received a letter from a reader, who shared screenshots of the application and use of Wi-Fi data.
“The application “Google news” randomly generates a large amount of background data without any user notifications. It downloaded over 12 gigabytes of data on my phone while I was asleep, and my wifi stopped working. This has led to an account $ 75 for data usage over the limit”.
According to some users, the app used mobile data, despite the fact that is enabled in the settings option “Download only via wifi”. In some cases, the application loaded up to 24 GB of data, which led to the bills in the amount of 385 USD.
The only solution is turn off background data downloads and the complete removal of “Google News”.