Battery power alone can be used to track Android phones

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by hawki, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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  2. J_L

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    Android phones only, or do other smartphones have the same problem?
     
  3. Yuki2718

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    I think battery power can also be used by website to track your browser via new battery status API. I disabled it from about:config as well as other realetively new APIs which may be used to track such as netinfo, resource timing, performance, idle observer etc.

    I can't stop sigh, maybe they think those craps make web faster and more rich, but I can live w/out them at all.
     
  4. Keatah

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    Sigh.. I'll keep my Star-TAC.
     
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