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Learn how apps are giving the U.S. military your location data
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Learn how apps are giving the U.S. military your location data

Via Vice An investigation has revealed how the U.S. military is buying granular movement and location data from everyday apps…
New tools allow DHS to extract traveler’s device data
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New tools allow DHS to extract traveler’s device data

Via CNET The Department of Homeland Security has detailed the kind of data it can extract from devices as travelers…
NSA releases new advisory, warns against giving away location data
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NSA releases new advisory, warns against giving away location data

Via the NSA and Ars Technica The NSA released a new advisory in August, cautioning readers to prevent data collection…
New project shows scope of police surveillance
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New project shows scope of police surveillance

by EFF The Electronic Frontier Foundation with the help of several volunteers, students, and using public and private datasets, has…
Expanded PATRIOT Act would allow warrantless online surveillance
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Expanded PATRIOT Act would allow warrantless online surveillance

Via The Daily Beast A vote to renew the 2001 PATRIOT Act, passed soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks may…
U.S. blocks Twitter’s efforts to be transparent
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U.S. blocks Twitter’s efforts to be transparent

Via Reuters In an effort to be more transparent, Twitter wanted to reveal more information about the surveillance requests it…
Chile shows what post-coronavirus society may look like
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Chile shows what post-coronavirus society may look like

Via Bloomberg Chile will start issuing ‘immunity’ cards to citizens, allowing them to work freely and live more ‘normal’ lives,…
US may use surveillance tools to combat coronavirus
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US may use surveillance tools to combat coronavirus

Via The New York Times In order to better control and measure the spread of coronavirus, the U.S. government is…
Utah is giving an AI company access to their public data
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Utah is giving an AI company access to their public data

Via Motherboard Banjo, a company that claims to alert law enforcement of crimes as they happen, in real time, has…
Law enforcement tracks location data without a warrant
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Law enforcement tracks location data without a warrant

Via Protocol In most cases we hear, law enforcement departments can only request location data from companies (Google, Uber, etc)…
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