This is why you shouldn't use most Google services, specifically, Android:

Google developer admits to remotely changing phone settings for thousands of users


@cfenollosa What I find quite interesting is the tone deafness of some of the commenters who either

a) perhaps trying to help suggested you could try to 'run x' or 'configure y' to block such remote control without thought as to why that isn't default, or

b) said essentially "what's the big deal Google owns Android they can do what they want and you should expect it"

Those are the type of clueless people who make software in the 'valley which is very troublesome.

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