This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It
Repo men are passively scanning and uploading the locations of every car they drive by into DRN, a surveillance database of 9 billion license plate scans accessible by private investigators.
Bernie Sanders Says DMVs Should Stop Profiting From Drivers’ Personal Data
The comments follow Motherboard’s investigation into how DMVs are selling drivers’ data.
Experts Say Law Should Change to Stop DMVs From Selling Your Personal Data
Motherboard found that DMVs across the country are selling personal data likely without drivers’ knowledge, including to private investigators.
DMVs Are Selling Your Data to Private Investigators
You gave them your data in exchange for a driver’s license. DMVs are making tens of millions of dollars selling it, documents obtained by Motherboard show.
After Telcos Shut Off Bounty Hunters, Scammers Sell Fake 'Phone Pings'
After Motherboard’s investigation led to telcos stopping their sale of phone location data, apparent scammers are exploiting a void in the private investigator industry.
A Private Investigator Reveals the Rules for Spying on People
A court ruled the FBI can't cut the internet to enter your home, so we spoke to a licensed P.I. to find out what's allowed—and what isn't.