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iOS 8 strikes an unexpected blow against location tracking

schwit1 (797399) writes | about a month and a half ago

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schwit1 (797399) writes "It wasn't touted onstage, but a new iOS 8 feature is set to cause havoc for location trackers, and score a major win for privacy.As spotted by Frederic Jacobs, the changes have to do with the MAC address used to identify devices within networks. When iOS 8 devices look for a connection, they randomize that address, effectively disguising any trace of the real device until it decides to connect to a network."
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