Anyone who watches cop shows on television knows that police can track cell phones. Despite this widespread knowledge, the police and FBI go to extreme lengths to keep secret the details about how they obtain and use high tech cell phone snooping equipment, most of it manufactured by the Harris Corporation.
Older people love to point at the young and dismissively declare that millennials, the first generation to grow up with the mobile internet and its many tracking apps, "don't care about their privacy." But that's not true.
Google's Chrome browser automatically installs a secret script enabling the company to listen in to conversations through a computer's microphone, according to open source code advocates and security researchers.
The Guardian reports:
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Nine public interest and civil liberties groups, among them the ACLU, have withdrawn from talks with industry associations over setting limits on face recognition technology in marketing and consumer tracking. The NYT reports:
Today the Senate defeated an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have tacked controversial dragnet spying legislation onto the omnibus military appropriations authorization.