App developers oblivious to US military buying access to location data
More outsourcing of Big Brother.
(From The Washington Examiner)
A review by Vice’s Motherboard found that the U.S. military taps into two data streams via a pair of companies, including one called Locate X and another called X-Mode, which sells data to contractors, including data from a Craigslist app, an app for following storms, and several apps focused on Muslim lifestyles and customs.
Nicolas Dedouche, CEO at app development firm Mobzapp, which works with X-Mode, a data aggregation and management platform that the military has contracted with to obtain data, told the outlet they were unaware their users’ location data were being given to defense contractors.
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