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Android phones ‘betray’ user location to Google  

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionMobile phone masts transmit a unique address A majority of Android smartphones collect location data and send it back to Google, even when location services are switched off. News website Quartz reported Android phones gathered information about nearby mobile phone masts and shared those details with Google. One privacy advocate described the finding as …

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Android phones still track you when location services are off

Even phones that have been reset to their factory settings can tell Google where you are. Google has been collecting Android phones’ locations even when location services are turned off, an investigation has revealed. Online publication Quartz observed Android phones collecting the addresses of nearby mobile phone masts and sending them back to Google. The details were …

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