Vice: How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps

Vice: How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps. “The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned. The most popular app among a group Motherboard analyzed connected to this sort of data sale is a Muslim prayer and Quran app that has more than 98 million downloads worldwide. Others include a Muslim dating app, a popular Craigslist app, an app for following storms, and a ‘level’ app that can be used to help, for example, install shelves in a bedroom.”

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