You Won't Use Your Phone Again in a Bathroom After Watching This
Yikes! Your Smartphone Battery Could Be Tracking Your Every Move
Using a program called Battery Status API, which was created in 2012, websites can track your every move—all through the use of your smartphone or laptop battery. Battery Status API allows any website to check the status of your phone or computer's battery, including its level, how long ago it was charged and how much time is left on it. The worst part: this analysis of your battery can happen without your permission.
These measurements are so accurate that they can even be used to track you as you browse the Internet. Even more threatening, hackers can use this information to create a digital fingerprint of your device activity. In other words, hackers can get into your phone or computer simply by tracking the battery.
Even if you visit a website, for example, from your regular browser then change to a private, more secure mode—like Google IncognitoBattery Status API is able to link the two separate visits. This allows the program to track your browsing history and even reinstate unwanted cookies on your computer.
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