Android bug allows Google to access text messages

A rather odd bug in Android gives Google the possibility to access text messages from Android devices. A user has found that out by accident.


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At reddit.com there is this post, addressing the issue. A user stumbled uppon this weired bug:

For some unexplained reason when I type in “the1975..com” (specifically with two periods) into my search bar on the default pixel launcher it displays my recent text messages through Google. It’s like just about the weirdest glitch I have come by. Is this combination just a super random coincidence or is there something else going on? Are other people getting this glitch? I’m really confused, let me know.

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The reddit.com thread now has a lot of users who confirm the problem. On MS Power users who report the error here, the content shown in the above screenshot was displayed during the search.


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