Google has been tracking Android users even with location services turned off

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Company confirms it can track users with location disabled and sim removed via addresses of mobile phone masts, but says it will cease to by end of November

Google hashas confirmed it can track the location of Android users via the addresses of local mobile phone masts, even when location services were turned off and the sim cards removed to protect privacy.

Revealed by a report by Quartz, Google’s Android system, which handles messaging services to ensure delivery of push notifications, began requesting the unique addresses of mobile phone masts (called Cell ID) at the beginning of 2017.

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