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The DHS Bought a 'Shocking Amount' of Phone-Tracking Data

The DHS Bought a ‘Shocking Amount’ of Phone-Tracking Data

For years, people have wondered not if, but how much, the Department of Homeland Security accesses mobile location data to monitor US citizens. This week, the American Civil Liberties Union released thousands of heavily redacted pages of documents that provide a “glimpse” of how DHS agencies came to leverage “a shocking amount” of location data, …

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Your Tim Hortons Coffee App Know Where You Were at All Times

Your Tim Hortons Coffee App Know Where You Were at All Times

Canadian investigators determined that users of the Tim Hortons coffee chain’s mobile app “had their movements tracked and recorded every few minutes of every day,” even when the app wasn’t open, in violation of the country’s privacy laws. “The Tim Hortons app asked for permission to access the mobile device’s geolocation functions but misled many …

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