“Google knows where you are even when your phones is turned off or disconnected from internet”


“Google knows where you are even when your phones is turned off or disconnected from internet” Photo File

By Boluwatife Ezekiel Olaleye

Google admits to collecting Android users’ locations even when devices are disabled, a Quartz investigation reported on Thursday.

“It seems quite intrusive for Google to be collecting such information that is only relevant to carrier networks when there are no SIM card or enabled services,’’ Matthew Hickey, a security expert and researcher, told media in London.

Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towers and sending the data to Google’s system, according to a Google spokesperson.



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