London TFL Mac address tracking

TFL for London who operate the London underground have started tracking users via their mac address, your mac gets recorded when it pings a TFL wifi hotspot not when your connected only when pinging it.

So the stealth tracking we have in the adguard app is kind of defeated, is there any plans to randomise the mac of wifi and/or bluetooth ?

The current TFL solution to opt out is to turn off your wifi, there is no opt out list for them to not track you (i have emailed them).

Is it possible to have the option in adguard to randomise your mac address for each wifi point that gets pinged/connected to and have a whitelist for wifi points that you want to have your real mac address?

A bit more about the TFL tracking:

https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2017/09/london-underground-wifi-tracking-heres-everything-we-learned-from-tfls-official-report/


Thanks
 
Windows has removed the mac randomisation feature from the latest build of windows (1903) so perhaps a good reason to add this as a feature if possible? Our mac is something we are sending out and never changes so could be tracked ?
 

amekassa

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Windows has removed the mac randomisation feature from the latest build o Bluestacks Lucky Patcher Kodi f windows (1903) so perhaps a good reason to add this as a feature if possible? Our mac is something we are sending out and never changes so could be tracked ?
Is it possible to have the option in adguard to randomise your mac address for each wifi point that gets pinged/connected to and have a whitelist for wifi points that you want to have your real mac address?
 
Is it possible to have the option in adguard to randomise your mac address for each wifi point that gets pinged/connected to and have a whitelist for wifi points that you want to have your real mac address?
At the moment no, adguard can not touch or change the mac address due to the way its used, and android is meant to randomise it to prevent tracking but TFL have found a way to track users from tracking the mac addresses of devices that just ping their wifi points.

So either android is not randomising the mac addressees at all or they are so infrequently changed that tracking is trivial.

I don't see why websites and other services can not track by mac address if TFL can do it.
 
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