Your Smartphone Battery Could Be Tracking You

Your Smartphone Battery Could Be Tracking You

Your smartphone’s battery is probably the last thing you’d guess is threatening your privacy, but a new research paper says that’s exactly the case. Websites can make use of battery-life data given up by HTML5 to identify mobile devices.

The World Wide Web Consortium debuted the battery status API back in 2012 with the goal of helping websites maximize the battery life of mobile devices that visit them.

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