location tracking

SURVEILLANCE

Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Congress About Why Bounty Hunters Can Buy Cell Phone Location Data

The Chairman's staff said the selling of location data is not a 'threat to the safety of human life or property that the FCC will address during the Trump shutdown.'
Jason Koebler
1.14.19
location location location

The Supreme Court Phone Location Case Will Decide the Future of Privacy

Later this year, the Supreme Court will decide if police can track a person’s cell phone location without a warrant. It's the most important privacy case in a generation.
Stephen Vladeck
6.16.17
internet of cars

New Cloaking System Makes Connected Cars Untrackable

Privacy and location-based services aren't incompatible.
Michael Byrne
3.13.17
privacy

Cops Need a Warrant to Get Cellphone Location Data, California Judge Rules

A federal judge has ruled that cops need to get a warrant if they want to access a person’s past cellphone location data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.5.15
Power

Inside SS7, the Insecure Global Cell Network That's Used to Track Phones

In order to deliver calls and texts while you’re on the move, the network keeps track of your location, and this feature can be used against you.
Matthew Braga
8.27.14
Motherboard Blog

The App That Tracks Who's Tracking You

Now that leaking apps are spilling your location and personal info to the NSA, might as well know what's being revealed.
Meghan Neal
1.30.14
tech

Should We Be Freaked Out About Tile, the World’s Cheapest New Location Tracker?

When I first saw Tile being advertised, I got an itchy, all-over heebie-jeebies feeling. Adding a whole new matrix of location data to our digital world of oversharing has some potentially scary implications.
Patrick McGuire
8.30.13
Motherboard Blog

Should You Be Freaked Out About Tile, the Cheapest New Location Tracker?

If you’ve been frolicking around the internet lately as an identifiable 18-34 year old, you may have noticed banner ads for a new, thin, plastic 1”x1” square location tracker called Tile.
Patrick McGuire
8.29.13