Android Phones Also Track Themselves

Yesterday, news came out that iPhones and iPads keep the locations of everywhere they go in a file on the device, which then gets replicated to computers with which they sync. Now, someone found that Android phones also store the exact same kind of data.

Two interesting notes:

  • The guys who found the iPhone location data said they had “looked for similar tracking code in [Google’s] Android phones and couldn’t find any”, so apparently they didn’t look too hard
  • The Android file is a cache, so it doesn’t keep location data forever — unlike the iPhone.

From packetlss via shugendo

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