What Your Phone Sends Every 5 Minutes to Apple or Google

Apple’s push into privacy may be mostly talk as a new privacy study analyzed which data smartphones transmit to Apple and Google, even with telemetry options disabled.

It turns out, iPhones and Androids not only send a number of identifiers on average every 5 minutes, some network connections even include location and nearby devices.

Professor Doug Leith used a Google Pixel 2 and and iPhone 8 to uncover this data collection by iOS and Android and found out: It is near impossible to avoid it.

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