The invisible trail left by your device’s battery which leads right to you

August 31, 2015


While smartphones and tablets continue to have more features, which help, make our lives easier, their battery life isn’t usually something which users are happy with.

Now, whilst the manufacturers are working on extending its shelf life, the batteries are in the spotlight for another reason. This time, the engine of these mobiles is putting user privacy at risk by leaving a trail of all your movements online.

The fact what businesses and cyber-criminals are able to find out this information is down to a characteristic of HTML5, the latest version of the language used to create webpages. This function allows webpages to know the status of the battery and adapt what it shows.

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