You’re Being Followed

Politico on a uniquely dangerous tool: How Google’s data can help states track abortions. “It wouldn’t be hard to do, because states across the country are already using this kind of data for other investigations. And a POLITICO analysis found that many of the states that have criminalized abortion have relied increasingly on location data in recent years to probe crimes including robbery and sexual assault.”

+ That’s not the only danger posed by the phone in your pocket. Homeland Security records show ‘shocking’ use of phone data. “Despite claims by data brokers, no one who downloads an app thinks they are giving permission to waive their 4th Amendment rights and let the government follow their every move.”

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