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Pixel User Says Phone Hacked After Being Sent to Google for Repair

After game designer and author Jane McGonigal sent her Pixel 5a to Google for repair, someone allegedly took and hacked her device. This is at least the second report in as many weeks from someone claiming they sent a Google phone in for repair, only to have it used to leak their private data and photographs. McGonigal posted a detailed account of the situation on Twitter and advised other users not to send their phones in for repair with the company.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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