WATCH OUT: Your location can be tracked even if cellphone battery is removed

WATCH OUT: Your location can be tracked even if cellphone battery is removed
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ISLAMABAD- Google can trace your location even when you have taken out your battery from mobile phone . On the top of your smartphone's motherboard there is a mini IRC battery which never gets switched off. This battery keeps a track of your location. When you connect back to your internet this battery can convey your entire day's track to Google .

A couple of months ago, a report in the Quartz had revealed that Google is collecting location information from Android smartphones despite location services being actively switched off.

Even as the widening debate on encryption and fundamental right to privacy continues to die down, the latest report on Google 's location data collection came as a shocker for many.

An investigative report by Quartz had revealed that phones running Android software gather data about the user's location and sends it “back to Google when they’re connected to the internet”.

"The information is collected even if the user actively turns off location services, has not used any apps, and has not even inserted a carrier SIM card", the investigation had found.

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