The Register: Boffins crack smartphone location tracking – even if you’ve turned off the GPS

The Register: Boffins crack smartphone location tracking – even if you’ve turned off the GPS. “Religiously turning off location services might not save you from having your phone tracked: a paper from a group of IEEE researchers demonstrates tracking when GPS and Wi-Fi are turned off. And, as a kicker: at least some of the data used in the attack, published this week on arXiv, can be collected without permission, because smartphone makers don’t consider it sensitive.”