Is YOUR phone spying on you? Technique records Wi-Fi signals used by mobiles to track ‘entire populations’

While connecting to the Wi-Fi might seem like a good way to save precious data, you might want to think twice before logging on.
A new system has been designed that uses Wi-Fi signals to track where you are and who you're with.
The system reveals that many external applications have access to this sensitive information, which could be seen as an 'erosion of privacy'.
HOW DOES IT WORK?  The system tracked 800 participants by studying which Wi-Fi networks they connected to, and when, to slowly piece together their movements.
But the system goes one step further than this, to work out... read more

18 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail

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