Smartphone users might balk at letting a random app like Candy Crush or Shazam track their every move via GPS, because it is not safe.
But security researchers have found that Android phones reveal information about your location to every app on your device through a different, unlikely data leak: the phone’s power consumption. Researchers have created a technique, which they say can gather information about an Android phone’s geolocation merely by tracking its power use over time. That data, unlike GPS or Wi-Fi location tracking, is freely available to any installed app without a requirement to ask the user’s permission.Read more
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