New York Times: Intelligence Analysts Use U.S. Smartphone Location Data Without Warrants, Memo Says

New York Times: Intelligence Analysts Use U.S. Smartphone Location Data Without Warrants, Memo Says. “The disclosure sheds light on an emerging loophole in privacy law during the digital age: In a landmark 2018 ruling known as the Carpenter decision, the Supreme Court held that the Constitution requires the government to obtain a warrant to compel phone companies to turn over location data about their customers. But the government can instead buy similar data from a broker — and does not believe it needs a warrant to do so.”

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