Cellphone Location Data
Police departments across the U.S. have been using Fog Reveal for ‘mass surveillance on a budget,’ investigations by the EFF and Associated Press revealed. Now, we're publishing the manual.
In its lawsuit, the FTC describes how with a sample of data obtained from Kochava it was possible to pinpoint a device that visited a women's reproductive health clinic and then trace that phone back to a single family home.
Pretty Good Phone Privacy, or PGPP, is a novel new system that attempts to separate your phone usage from your identity.
The American Data Privacy and Protection Act is designed to give Americans more privacy protections. But it might have the side effect of undermining fines proposed in response to a massive location data scandal.
Recently released documents how HSI has helped local police by using location data harvested from ordinary apps.
Adrian O. Pena allegedly abused the Securus system by simply uploading blank documents and pretending he had authority to track people he had personal relationships with and their spouses.
Tim Hortons, something of a national institution in Canada, gathered mountains of location data from users of its app, in violation of Canadian law.
The letter comes directly in response to a Motherboard investigation that found a company called SafeGraph selling location data related to Planned Parenthood clinics and other family planning centers.
Placer.ai allowed anyone to freely create an account and start using its visualized data to see where visitors to Planned Parenthood facilities approximately live.
The move comes after Motherboard found it was possible to buy data showing how many people visited Planned Parenthood locations, where they came from, and where they went afterwards.
It costs just over $160 to get a week's worth of data on where people who visited Planned Parenthood came from, and where they went afterwards.
Newly released documents showed the CDC planned to use phone location data to monitor schools and churches, and wanted to use the data for many non-COVID-19 purposes, too.