Military intelligence buys location data instead of getting warrants, memo shows


 

(From ARSTechnica)

The Defense Intelligence Agency, which provides military intelligence to the Department of Defense, confirmed in a memo that it purchases “commercially available” smartphone location data to gather information that would otherwise require use of a search warrant.

The DIA “currently provides funding to another agency that purchases commercially available geolocation metadata aggregated from smartphones,” the agency wrote in a memo (PDF) to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), first obtained by the New York Times.

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This article was originally posted here: https://www.ac2news.com/2021/01/military-intelligence-buys-location-data-instead-of-getting-warrants-memo-shows/.

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