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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Feds are buying phone location data to enforce immigration laws

They've been doing it for years.

On Feb 7, 2020 by Claire Goforth

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FCC: ‘One or more’ phone carriers illegally shared customer location data

Customers' real-time location made its way into the hands of bounty hunters and stalkers.

On Jan 31, 2020 by Mikael Thalen