lexipixel - 10:26 pm on Aug 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
settings were already set to the off position as default
Which is what got me even looking into this, this week.
Before reading about the Rasberry PI sniffer, I had read the PC Magazine article:
Android 4.3's New 'Always-On' Wi-Fi Feature Buried in Settings
It might be a bit much to say that one of the new features packed into Android's 4.3 upgrade is controversial, but it's definitely one worth knowing a little bit more about. As those who have taken a spin around the Android 4.3 ROM have noticed, Google has made a change to devices' Wi-Fi settings in Android 4.3.
"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.
Note to paranoids: remove batteries from device and store device in electrically shielded container when not in use.