Use Android? Tracked!

So Google knows where you are if you’re using an Android phone. Even with location services turned off.  Great piece from Keith Collins at Quartz

The cell tower addresses have been included in information sent to the system Google uses to manage push notifications and messages on Android phones for the past 11 months, according to a Google spokesperson. They were never used or stored, the spokesperson said, and the company is now taking steps to end the practice after being contacted by Quartz

So why collect the info then?

Find out what websites know about you

Go and visit Webkay. You can see what any website you visit knows about you. Location, the device you’re using, your IP address, social media accounts you’re logged in to, etc. It also handily tells you how to plug these information leaks by using various services.

Oh and by the way, they ARE using this info. Don’t think for a minute that they aren’t.