U.S. Government Contractor Embedded Software in Apps to Track Phones
Well, at least this stuff is getting some exposure these days.
Those Chinese style social credit scores don’t seem so far off these days.
(From The Wall Street Journal)
A small U.S. company with ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities has embedded its software in numerous mobile apps, allowing it to track the movements of hundreds of millions of mobile phones world-wide, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Anomaly Six LLC a Virginia-based company founded by two U.S. military veterans with a background in intelligence, said in marketing material it is able to draw location data from more than 500 mobile applications, in part through its own software development kit, or SDK, that is embedded directly in some of the apps.
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