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Learn who may be tracking your cell phone, from government agencies to private companies.

Lawyer Reveals The Surprising Amount Of Data Police Have On You

The primary technology behind mass location tracking is the seemingly innocent Automatic License Plate Reader. Local police departments are building a collection of mass quantities of data about where Americans have gone The following is a transcribed version of Catherine Crump’s TED Talk speech. The shocking police crackdown on protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, in the […]

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U.S. District Judge Rules NSA Phone Records Spying Is Constitutional

The U.S. District Judge William Pauley ruled the National Security Administration’s collection of millions of American’s phone records is constitutional on Friday, dismissing an ACLU lawsuit against the NSA. The judge stated the collection of phone records is a legal and valuable tool to fight terrorism that “only works because it collects everything.” He added […]

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Nordstrom Stops Tracking Customers’ Smart Phones

Upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom is discontinuing the collection of information from its customers’ smart phones. We’ve previously reported about the technology being used at a Portland, Oregon store as part of a pilot program in 20 stores nationwide. The system, which had been in place since September of 2012, used an array of sensors placed […]

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