Muslim Pro said it will no longer share data with X-Mode, whose customers include U.S. defense contractors.
A Muslim prayer app with over 98 million downloads is one of the apps connected to a wide-ranging supply chain that sends ordinary people's personal data to brokers, contractors, and the military.
The IRS used smartphone location data from a contractor to try to track Americans without a warrant.
New documents obtained by Motherboard provide more detail on what exactly location data firms are selling to the U.S. government.
The data comes from hundreds of ordinary apps installed on peoples’ phones around the world.
An internal Secret Service document describes the purchase of Locate X, a product that uses location data harvested from ordinary apps.
"Americans’ constitutional rights shouldn’t vanish when the government uses a credit card instead of a court order."
The finding comes as part of a new technical report into a series of NSO attacks from Amnesty International.
Motherboard found various military and federal law enforcement agencies have bought the Crossbow, which appears to target phones on 4G.
The move comes after Motherboard found the U.S. branch of NSO Group pitched hacking tech to American police.
The FTC’s move comes after Motherboard revealed a hacker had repeatedly breached Retina-X and gained access to sensitive user data.
Due to the contract fine print, AT&T says customers must instead deal with the company privately rather than in court.