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Top Breeds Of Internet Industry: Android Development and Data Analysis

In this digital era is that of data analysts.

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There’s no better way to prove the importance and need for androids and smart phones except by the fact that most of you are reading this article on your phones using an app. An article that I wrote on my phone using an app. All of this has been possible by early app developers who wracked their heads hard to come up with an idea and develop it for use. Fortunately, the ‘hard’ part of wracking heads can now be eliminated with the android development courses. It cannot be stressed enough why android development courses are important. The digital world thrives because of people who have knowledge of app development.

 

Not only are these courses easily available, but they’re also available in abundance. Responding to the constantly increasing demand of this particular skill, there are thousands of institutes and organizations that offer these courses, online and offline – some free and some paid.

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Chart graph analytic cubes, Pixabay

So here is a comprehensive list of what is taught in these courses –

  • A complete study of Java which is used for android and apps.
  • Authentic coding, i.e., not blindly copy-pasting.
  • Creating apps using different developers.
  • Making clone apps of established and popular apps.
  • Object Oriented Programming, Data Structures and other such concepts.
  • Software Designing.
  • Deploying the apps in Google Play Store.
  • Employment of API, Geolocation.
  • Understanding advanced features of android.
  • Designing apps so well that you get paid for it.

 

If a beginner, you can choose a beginner’s android development course, or any suitable course which provides you with the most to turn you from a beginner to an advanced android developer.

 

Speaking of android developers, another emerging job opportunity in this digital era is that of data analysts.

 

Data analysts, especially those who have a data analytics certification, are the need of the hour. Data Analytics is examining data and information, and deriving insights from it. These insights are used by a number of organizations and enterprises to design strategies, make updates and developments to the existing system or generate alternatives.

 

Data analytics certification courses come in undergraduate programs, non-degree programs and as small training programs, which aim at specialization in data and big data analysis. These certificate courses hold a certain edge over the non – certificated ones as they assure the employer of a certain or particular skill set, specialization and experience. These certificates also help beginners or first timers to gain their very first jobs, helping in the generation of crucial and rare experience which is a further incentive in this increasing market.

 

Data analysts get jobs in the industries like the health care, gaming, travel, etc.

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Android app development, Pixabay

Also read: Tablets section returns official android website

Producers of games employ data analysts to spend time studying games and gamers. They analyze their users’ profile, get information on what they like, don’t like, what is more liked, what isn’t, popularity within the gamer community, etc. Optimizing this data, they gain insights which their mother companies use. The same goes with travel and health care. Data analysis is an organized systems where companies use algorithms to understand data, and gain insights into their users and the market. Analysts with a data analytics certification learn programming (R and Python), statistical and mathematical skills, communication, data analysing skills, etc, and use these specializations to get paid. (IANS)

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Experts Say That Google Storing Location Data Can Be Easily Absued

According to Jesse Victors, Software Security Consultant at Synopsys, when Google builds a control into Android and then does not honour it, there is a strong potential for abuse.

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Google storing location data has strong potential for abuse: Experts
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 A day after reports surfaced that certain Google apps track your whereabouts even when you turn off location data, experts on Tuesday expressed concerns about the practice, stressing that location and identity data can be used for both good and bad.

The Associated Press on Monday ran a story saying an investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store users’ location data even if the users explicitly used a privacy setting forbidding that.

Researchers from Princeton University confirmed the findings.

According to Tim Mackey, Technical Evangelist at the US-based tech company Synopsys, it has been widely understood for some time that tech giants like Google use data supplied through the use of their services as part of their efforts to personalize the experience.

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Location History is a Google product that is entirely opt in.Pixabay

“There is a basic saying when it comes to most technology — ‘Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should’. For practical purposes, this supply of personal data has been part of the virtual fees we pay to companies in exchange for ‘free’ access to the services provided,” Mackey told IANS.

“With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU now in effect and regulations like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on the horizon, companies collecting personal data need to reassess their use of personal data,” he noted.

In a statement given to IANS, Google said that “Location History is a Google product that is entirely opt in, and users have the controls to edit, delete or turn it off at any time.

“As the (AP) story notes, we make sure Location History users know that when they disable the product, we continue to use location to improve the Google experience when they do things like perform a Google search or use Google for driving directions,” said Google.

just turning off Location History doesn't solve the purpose. In Google Settings, pausing "Web and App Activity" may do the trick.
just turning off Location History doesn’t solve the purpose. In Google Settings, pausing “Web and App Activity” may do the trick.

But just turning off Location History doesn’t solve the purpose. In Google Settings, pausing “Web and App Activity” may do the trick.

However, according to the information on Google’s Activity Control page, “Even when this setting is paused, Google may temporarily use information from recent searches in order to improve the quality of the active search session”.

According to Mackey, since we’re talking about consumer-level services, the expectation of the consumer for an “off switch” is what matters most.

“Users wishing their location be kept private indicate this preference through the ‘Location history’ setting. If vendors placed themselves in the shoes of a consumer and respected the setting, managing consent under regulations like GDPR would be simpler and the user’s expectations would be met,” Mackey emphasised.

Also Read: Microsoft’s Android Launcher Now Lets You Track Your Kid’s Location and App Usage

According to Jesse Victors, Software Security Consultant at Synopsys, when Google builds a control into Android and then does not honour it, there is a strong potential for abuse.

“It is sometimes extremely important to keep one’s location history private. Other times, you may simply wish to opt out of data collection. It’s disingenuous and misleading to have a toggle switch that does not completely work,” Victors said. (IANS)