Ad Tracking Possible Through Accelerometers, Researchers Claim

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Accelerometers are quite the engineering feat, allowing users to control various things on the software-end by simply moving around their handsets. However, researchers have found that accelerometers can also be used to track web usage in order to provide catered ads to users. Researchers at Stanford University have discovered a way to distinguish and track individual […]

Watch How iPhone Accelerometers Work and Are Made


Every modern smartphone can change the orientation of the display based on the phone’s rotation thanks to its accelerometer. The technology behind the accelerometer is fascinating, if only because the chip is so small. The video describing the accelerometer comes from Bill Hammack, The Engineer Guy. In the video, Hammack takes apart an old iPhone 3G (or […]