Apple’s favourite public broadcaster, the BBC took the opportunity to slag off Android in a report about smartphone tracking.
However the report was based on all smartphones which used software and although it did not mention Apple by name, it also failed to mention that it was a problem unique to Android.
“Modern mobile platforms like Android enable applications to read aggregate power usage on the phone. This information is considered harmless and reading it requires no user permission or notification. We show that by simply reading the phone’s aggregate power consumption over a period of a few minutes an application can learn information about the user’s location,” the report says.