FTC sues broker over sale of sensitive reproductive health and location data
The suit alleges Kochava collected, packaged, and sold sensitive user data in bulk.
On Aug 29, 2022 by Jacob Seitz
Meta reaches $37.5 Million settlement for illegally using location data to serve ads
The class action lawsuit alleged that Facebook farmed user location data even if users told it not to.
On Aug 23, 2022 by Jacob Seitz
FTC pledges harsh crackdown on illegal exploitation of sensitive health data
The news comes in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned.
On Jul 12, 2022 by Mikael Thalen
Congress pushes for legislation to protect sensitive data around abortion, which Facebook appears to still track
A new bill aims to people seeking abortions.
On Jun 16, 2022 by Jacob Seitz
Over 40 lawmakers warn Google its location tracking could be used to target abortion seekers
'If abortion is made illegal, it is inevitable," data will be used to prosecute women, lawmakers said.
On May 24, 2022 by Jacob Seitz
Report: U.S. military using apps popular with Muslims to purchase location data
Hundreds of millions of cell phone users are affected.
On Nov 16, 2020 by Mikael Thalen
What are geofence warrants and how can police use them against protesters?
A bill in New York seeks to prohibit them.
On Jul 5, 2020 by Libby Cohen
Cellphone heat map shows how a Tyson Foods plant can spread coronavirus
The data shows how the very industries helping keep America fed could inadvertently be helping spread the virus.
On May 6, 2020 by Mikael Thalen
Google launches site to show people’s movements during coronavirus
The new site shows how much people are going to various places.
On Apr 3, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich
Here’s how feds might be using your cellphone data to aid coronavirus response
Feds will be able to use cellphone data to tell whether people are social distancing.
On Mar 29, 2020 by Mikael Thalen
Terrifying cellphone ‘heat map’ shows just how much people are still traveling
Want to know where all those Florida spring breakers are now?
On Mar 26, 2020 by Mikael Thalen
Senators demand White House exercise caution if using phone location data to track coronavirus
Lawmakers have been sending letters to the White House.
On Mar 20, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich
U.S. government may use phone location data to fight coronavirus
The anonymized data would give health professionals insight into the disease's spread.
On Mar 17, 2020 by Mikael Thalen
Feds are buying phone location data to enforce immigration laws
They've been doing it for years.
On Feb 7, 2020 by Claire Goforth