“To improve location accuracy and for other purposes, Google and other apps may scan for nearby networks, even when Wi-Fi is off,” describes Google.
Los Angeles Police Department Det. Kevin Coffey trained local law enforcement officers on the alerts in February and found most were surprised by the new reach they already have.
“We’ve never had this ability,” Coffey said. “We’re going to have instantaneous connectivity with every person with a cellphone within our county and potentially multiple counties in the state.”
Picture this: You’re relaxing on the commode with a good book …, when without warning you feel the whirl of the toilet flushing or the squirt of the bidet.