TechCrunch: Minneapolis police tapped Google to identify George Floyd protesters

TechCrunch: Minneapolis police tapped Google to identify George Floyd protesters. “These so-called geofence warrants — or reverse-location warrants — are frequently directed at Google in large part because the search and advertising giant collects and stores vast databases of geolocation data on billions of account holders who have ‘location history’ turned on. Geofence warrants allow police to cast a digital dragnet over a crime scene and ask tech companies for records on anyone who entered a geographic area at a particular time. But critics say these warrants are unconstitutional as they also gather the account information on innocent passers-by.”

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