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Google Android WiFi won’t turn off, raising privacy concerns

If you’re picking up the latest version of the Google Android, there’s one update you may want to know about. The phone’s Wi-Fi is always “on”, even when it’s off.

Google says it made the change to the Android 4.3 to quote “Improve location accuracy and other purposes.”

Now, Google and other apps may scan for nearby networks, even when Wi-Fi is off.

Experts say the change is probably meant to save the phone’s battery life, but some speculate, it now allows Google to track you all the time.

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