Perhaps you have noticed that your mobile phone has become a vampire, sucking the data out of your internet plan like never before. Well, if you have Google News app installed, that is probably the culprit.
Users are taking to online platforms to complain about the Google News app, which they say is consuming too much data and driving up their internet charges. Users are taking to social media with screenshots detailing the extremely high data consumption, and they are all pinning it down to the Google News app.
The complaints began in May, and it was only until September when the issue was acknowledged officially by a Google community manager. That was when an unhappy user posted a screenshot of the up hogging as much as 24GB of data, leading to charges running into hundreds of dollars.
How is this setting on by default? pic.twitter.com/UNRnvY2XGJ
— Kyle Poole (@kylpo) September 30, 2018
Ditto, Luckily my provider disabled my data as it hit 10Gb rather than charging me but now have no data for the rest of the month. pic.twitter.com/zzh0XVrZm0
— Steve …read more