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Protests, Criminal Justice, Privacy and Cybersecurity: Location-Tracking, Police and Telecoms

Protests, Criminal Justice, Privacy and Cybersecurity: Location-Tracking, Police and Telecoms

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Article wired.com

It Takes Just $1,000 to Track Someone's Location With Mobile Ads - WIRED


Wired Magazine, 2017: "University of Washington researchers have shown just how cheaply spies can exploit ad networks for fine-grained, individualized surveillance... someone wi...

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Article npr.org

In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone : NPR - NPR.org


The justices ruled 5-4 that police need a search warrant to obtain cellphone location information routinely collected by wireless providers.

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Article motherboard.vice.com

Cops Can Find the Location of Any Phone in the Country in Seconds, and a Senator Wants to Know Why - Motherboard (2018)


Here are the letters Senator Ron Wyden sent to mobile carriers and the FCC demanding answers and action on the recently highlighted law enforcement service to easily track phone...

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Article amp.fastcompany.com

Police are asking Google to provide user data for all people near crime scenes (2018)


Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have presented Google with warrants to obtain data from mobile phones from not just specific suspects who were in a crime scene area, but from...

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Article techcrunch.com

Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data – TechCrunch - TechCrunch


Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, ...

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Article wired.com

How to Protest Safely in the Age of Surveillance - Wired


Law enforcement has more tools than ever to track your movements and access your communications. Here's how to protect your privacy if you plan to protest.

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Podcast nytimes.com

The End of Privacy as We Know It? - The New York Times


An unregulated facial recognition app can probably tell the police your name, and help them find out where you live and who your friends are.

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Article techcrunch.com

These free tools blur protesters’ faces and remove photo metadata - TechCrunch


Developers built the tools to help protesters, who fear retaliation.

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Article vice.com

Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk’ Database - VICE - Vice (2019)


The database includes detailed, but “de-identified,” information about people’s lives culled from conversations between police, social services, health workers, and more.

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Article theintercept.com

Police Surveilled George Floyd Protests With Help From Twitter-Affiliated Startup Dataminr - The Intercept


Artificial intelligence firm Dataminr is making questionable use of its Twitter firehose privileges — and not for the first time.

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Article techcrunch.com

Ancestry says it fought two police requests to search its DNA database – TechCrunch - TechCrunch


The DNA profiling company said it challenged the requests, which were later withdrawn.

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Article wusa9.com

DC residents get visits from FBI as agents track cell phones that pinged near the Capitol - wusa9.com


One DC resident said she was visited by the FBI because her cell phone pinged off a cell tower near the Capitol on the day of the riots.

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Article techcrunch.com

Minneapolis police tapped Google to identify George Floyd protesters – TechCrunch - TechCrunch


Civil liberties groups have criticized the use of these dragnet search warrants. The search warrant compelled Google to provide police with the account data on anyone who was...

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