Homeland Security Uses AI Tool to Analyze Social Media of U.S. Citizens and Refugees
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is using a tool called Babel X that can link a person's Social Security number to their social media posts and location data, according to an internal CBP document obtained by Motherboard.
New Tool Shows if Your Car Might Be Tracking You, Selling Your Data
The free tool from Privacy4Cars provides some insight on whether your vehicle is collecting and sharing location and other types of data.
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.