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Android sends your location data even without simcard

#1
Well Google claims that they only fish your location data only for marketing purposes but how do we know.




An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Android devices send cell tower location data to Google even if the user has disabled location services for apps in their device settings.

Quartz also said it observed location data being sent even if devices had been reset to factory default settings. Android devices with a cellular data or a wi-fi connection were seen to send the data to Google each time they came within range of a new cell tower — including devices with no SIM cards installed (these offloaded the location data via wi-fi, where available).

It says there is currently no way for Android users to prevent their location data from being sent to ad targeting giant Google — short of removing SIMs from their devices and disabling wi-fi (or else leaving the devices inside a faraday cage).

After raising its findings with Google, Quartz reports that a company spokesperson told it the cell tower location data harvesting has been going on for the past 11 months, and that cell tower addresses were included in information sent to the system it uses to manage push notifications and messages on Android devices.

The spokesperson further claimed the location data was never used or stored. And Google added that it intends to end the practice by the end of November, having had the location tracking issue flagged to it by Quartz.

“In January of this year, we began looking into using Cell ID codes as an additional signal to further improve the speed and performance of message delivery,” the Google spokesperson said. “However, we never incorporated Cell ID into our network sync system, so that data was immediately discarded, and we updated it to no longer request Cell ID.”
 

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#5
If Google is my wife or group of exes, i will be worried. But i come from Africa where phone is full of tagged memes, images of self, some nudes there, not so funny short clips and of course how can i forget about calls. Unending calls between me and my clients discussing when it's suitable for them to pay me... Of course me begging like a bitch. Why then should i get worried?
 
#6
If Google is my wife or group of exes, i will be worried. But i come from Africa where phone is full of tagged memes, images of self, some nudes there, not so funny short clips and of course how can i forget about calls. Unending calls between me and my clients discussing when it's suitable for them to pay me... Of course me begging like a bitch. Why then should i get worried?
2032 raila akiingia kiti atasema kila mtu aliandika RWNEBP apelekwe basement nrm house apapaswe makende
What is legal now might not be so in 30 yrs time
 
#10
If Google is my wife or group of exes, i will be worried. But i come from Africa where phone is full of tagged memes, images of self, some nudes there, not so funny short clips and of course how can i forget about calls. Unending calls between me and my clients discussing when it's suitable for them to pay me... Of course me begging like a bitch. Why then should i get worried?
:D:D:D Tuko pamoja kabisa.
 

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