Protecting your wireless identity

When a smartphone looks for a wireless network to connect to, it will repeatedly broadcast small amounts of information including a unique identification number known as a MAC address.

Some businesses use software to listen for MAC addresses to monitor customer behaviour in real-time.

But for those who want to keep their wi-fi switched on and opt-out of this monitoring, start-up company The Wireless Registry might have the answer.

BBC Click's Jen Copestake finds out more.

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