Cellphone Location Data
SafeGraph sells smartphone location data to essentially anyone. Google banned the company in June.
For years, security and privacy researchers found serious vulnerabilities in Grindr, allowing them do deanonymize and geolocate users.
A letter obtained by Motherboard discusses internet browsing, location, and other forms of data.
The sweeping bill has support from both Democrats and Republicans, and will address multiple forms of surveillance.
The Florida Department of Corrections is the first reported state agency to buy access to app-based location tracking tech.
Five more apps, including Qibla Compass, which has over 5 million downloads, had a relationship with X-Mode according to technical tests.
X-Mode collected data from Muslim Pro and other apps.
Salaat First has more than ten million downloads and sold location data to Predicio, which is linked to a U.S. contractor which works with ICE.
New documents show how Venntel, which sells some of its location data to ICE, CBP, and the FBI, obtains the information from ordinary apps.
Motherboard obtained IRS documents describing the sale of a database of smartphone movements.
The CBP is buying location data harvested from ordinary apps installed on peoples’ phones.