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Android 4.3 Keeps WiFi On, Even When It’s “Off”

MOBILE PRIVACY

August 8, 2013

The latest version of the Android operating system comes with a new feature that some technologists are drawing attention to: Even when a user switches WiFi access off, the device will continue to scan for WiFi networks. This is done, according to a report from ValueWalk, “for providing better location information to apps.” However, there is a way to disable this functionality, which is detailed in the article. WPIX, a television station in New York, notes this default setting is raising privacy concerns.
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