How Wi-fi hotspots can track your lo­ca­tion

PCWorld (USA) - - Feature -

1. You con­nect to Wi-fi at an es­tab­lish­ment and hand over con­tact de­tails or other iden­ti­fy­ing info.

2. The unique MAC ad­dress that your de­vice broad­casts is as­so­ci­ated with your per­sonal info.

3. If Wi-fi is en­abled on your de­vice af­ter you leave, a router run­ning the same Wi-fi hotspot provider’s tech can log your lo­ca­tion when you pass in range—even if you don’t con­nect.

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