For those who've been following the news around WiFi tracking and are concerned about their privacy, there's a new app called Pry-Fi
. It's written by Chainfire and prevents your SSIDs from being broadcast when scanning for networks. It also randomizes the MAC address during scans to prevent you from being tracked. By default only known access points get to know the real MAC address.
Great app but I was wondering if developers would be willing to integrate such features into their ROMs. Maybe put them somewhere in developer options. As long as you don't use networks with hidden SSIDs broadcasting a list with known network names is completely useless, privacy sensitive and possibly also a waste of our batteries.
Sent from my Kitkatted Galaxy Nexus