Google has been secretly tracked your Android phone, even if you disabled location services

Android Location Data

That mobile computer in your pocket can be used to track your every move and enable location-specific actions, but only if you opt in. Turn off location services, and the smartphone’s operating system and apps should not be able to track you. That’s unless your smartphone runs Android, because Google will keep tracking you even if you’ve disabled location services, when you’re on Wi-Fi only, or when there’s not even a SIM installed in the device.

Google has been quietly doing this for almost a year, but now that the company has been caught it says it’ll stop.

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