Can someone explain to me why the phone doesn’t have a GPS killswitch? That seems like a huge privacy concern. Thanks.
A GPS unit passively listens to signals from satellites to find the position of the unit. It cannot transmit anything to anybody.
I may add that @todd-weaver discusses killswitches and firmware/binary-blob issues in his interview with people from UBports. It is discussed in the second part of the interview.
Thank you both for your input
Isn’t the same true for camera and microphone? Yet they will get a killswitch
Yep. I have changed my position on this now that you mention it.
We should have a “sensors” kill switch. It will turn off GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyros, etc.
I think the potential problem of not having a killswitch for even the “passive” sensors is that they could be hijacked to collect data offline and then to send the collected data after a connection is re-established. Or is this not possible?