Google is making a change in Android 11 that will force apps that want to take photos or videos to use the camera App built into the phone, even if users have set a third-party camera App as the default camera App. < / P > < p > “we believe this is the right balance between protecting user privacy and security.” The Android engineering team wrote on August 17, adding that apps that call cameras need to specify every third-party camera App they want to support. < / P > < p > now, Google gives the latest reason: This is to prevent bad guys from collecting your location information. Google has updated its developer guidance to explain what’s going on: the company is worried that apps that ask for photos can quietly track your location. When you take a photo, it sometimes has a Geotag with GPS coordinates. A non camera App can steal a location with the help of a camera App, even if you never give location permission to the non camera App. < / P > < p > the it home has learned that some foreign media have questioned why Google does not directly crack down on bad camera applications that share EXIF metadata, or make an API to strip EXIF data?