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Old 24 June 2019, 09:58
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My remediations are tongue-in-cheek, but these are the ways your activity is tracked.

Cell Phone Tracking

Handset/SIM
Risk: Apps installed on your phone. The app collections info such as cell-tower identification and signal strength as mapped to surrounding cell-towers. Even if your phone has the GPS turned off, this vector still works.
Mitigation: Don't use a cell phone

Network
Risk: Location is determined by your service-provider's own network infrastructure. Not unlike handset tracking, approximation is determined proximity to cell-towers. Not as good as handset tracking.
Mitigation: Don't use a cell phone

WiFi
Risk: Your phone connects to an interconnected device, such as a router or switch, which inherently identifies your device. As with the others, signal strength and proximity all help to determine location.
Mitigation: Don't use a cell phone
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