TransUnion's TLO can be used to lookup a person's SSN and other sensitive information.
ISPs are quietly distributing "netflow" data that can, among other things, trace traffic through VPNs.
Argyle says it provides access to employment and payroll history. Buying login details may fall afoul of U.S. hacking laws.
X-Mode collected data from Muslim Pro and other apps.
Muslim Pro said it will no longer share data with X-Mode, whose customers include U.S. defense contractors.
LexisNexis had taken data from DMVs and then resold it to other organizations that did not have a legally permissible use for the information, the complaint said.
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.
Whereas many DMVs sell drivers’ names, addresses, or vehicle information, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) sells some residents’ most personal information.
Some private investigators told Motherboard that the reasons they can give to DMVs to access drivers' personal data are too broad.
An internal document obtained by Motherboard lists the commercial requesters for California DMV data.