U.S. Special Operations Command Paid $500,000 to Secretive Location Data Firm
Anomaly 6 is run by ex-military and location industry veterans.
Florida Prison System Bought Location Data from Apps
The Florida Department of Corrections is the first reported state agency to buy access to app-based location tracking tech.
Military Unit That Conducts Drone Strikes Bought Location Data From Ordinary Apps
The 132d Wing of the Iowa National Guard bought Locate X, a product that lets users search by a specific area to see which devices were present.
Google Kicks Location Data Broker That Sold Muslim Prayer App User Data
Predicio is linked to a supply chain of data involving Venntel, which sells location data to ICE. Google's move comes after a Motherboard investigation.
Leaked Location Data Shows Another Muslim Prayer App Tracking Users
Salaat First has more than ten million downloads and sold location data to Predicio, which is linked to a U.S. contractor which works with ICE.
How an ICE Contractor Tracks Phones Around the World
New documents show how Venntel, which sells some of its location data to ICE, CBP, and the FBI, obtains the information from ordinary apps.
IRS Could Search Warrantless Location Database Over 10,000 Times
Motherboard obtained IRS documents describing the sale of a database of smartphone movements.
The IRS Is Being Investigated for Using Location Data Without a Warrant
The IRS used smartphone location data from a contractor to try to track Americans without a warrant.
CBP Bought 'Global' Location Data from Weather and Game Apps
New documents obtained by Motherboard provide more detail on what exactly location data firms are selling to the U.S. government.
Wyden and Warren Demand Investigation into IRS Warrantless Location Tracking
A unit of the IRS previously bought access to location data harvested from ordinary apps installed on peoples’ phones to try and identify individuals.
Customs and Border Protection Paid $476,000 to a Location Data Firm in New Deal
'It’s just a question of, one, is it ethical, and two, does that open up the information to being released elsewhere?,' a former Venntel worker told Motherboard.