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« on: August 13, 2019, 04:53:42 pm »

not cool bro
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Law enforcement authorities in New York are joining a nationwide trend to push Google to share phone data on anyone using its location tracking services near the time and scene of a crime.

The technique uses a type of search warrant known as a “reverse location” or “geofence” warrant, which gives authorities location information on Google users who have Android phones or use apps, such as Google Maps.

From this bucket of data, law enforcement then try to figure out which phones may be tied to suspects or possible witnesses.

The use of this surveillance technique has not been confirmed in New York City until now. An investigator for the Manhattan DA revealed it during testimony last week in a case involving a politically-charged assault from last year.

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 10:48:53 pm »

This is actually extremely cool... bro.
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