AllTrails Data Exposes Precise Movements of Former Top Biden Official
Data generated by the official's use of the AllTrails hiking app shows visits to the White House, and also suggests the specific house where he or his family lives.
Researchers Could Track the GPS Location of All of California’s New Digital License Plates
After gaining access to a powerful administrative account, the researchers could perform all sorts of tasks inside Reviver, the sole company that sells the digital plates in California.
SafeGraph to Close Digital Shop That Sold Abortion Clinic Location Data
Motherboard previously revealed that SafeGraph was selling location data related to visits to Planned Parenthood facilities.
Here Is the Manual for the Mass Surveillance Tool Cops Use to Track Phones
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.
A Shocking Number of Californians Are Moving to Texas Unless You Do Basic Math
A new white paper from a location data firm and reported by the media confirms nothing.
FTC Sues ‘Massive’ Data Broker for Selling Location Info on Abortion Clinics
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.
New US Privacy Law May Give Telecoms Free Pass on $200 Million Fines
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.
Tim Hortons Offers a Free Coffee and Pastry for Spying on People for Over a Year
The wholesome Canadian chain caused a scandal when its privacy violation was revealed, and now it's proposing a free coffee and a baked good as restitution.
Documents Show DHS Tracks Smartphones Across the Country
Recently released documents how HSI has helped local police by using location data harvested from ordinary apps.
Location Data Broker Admits Users Accessed Data for Planned Parenthood Clinics
The lookups on Placer.ai were long before the repeal of Roe v. Wade, but still demonstrate the stark risk that location data firms and data brokers pose.
Sweeping Legislation Aims to Ban the Sale of Location Data
The Health and Location Data Protection Act comes after Motherboard reported that brokers were selling location data on people visiting abortion clinics. The bill would give the FTC and individual people power to curb some of the worst abuses of such data
US Marshal Charged for Using Cop Phone Location Tool to Track People He Knew
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.