Étiquette : data brokers

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“The Secret Service paid for a product that gives the agency access to location data generated by ordinary apps installed on peoples’ smartphones, an internal Secret Service document confirms. The sale highlights the issue of law enforcement agencies buying information, and in particular location data, that they would ordinarily need a warrant or court order to obtain. This contract relates to the sale of Locate X, a product from a company called Babel Street.”

Source : Secret Service Bought Phone Location Data from Apps, Contract Confirms

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

Location data

“Only one person makes that trip: Lisa Magrin, a 46-year-old math teacher. Her smartphone goes with her. An app on the device gathered her location information, which was then sold without her knowledge. It recorded her whereabouts as often as every two seconds, according to a database of more than a million phones in the New York area that was reviewed by The New York Times. While Ms. Magrin’s identity was not disclosed in those records, The Times was able to easily connect her to that dot.”

Source : Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret – The New York Times

«Le capitalisme de surveillance est profondément ancré dans notre société de plus en plus informatisée, et si l’étendue de celle-ci venait à être révélée, il y aurait de larges demandes de réglementations. Mais parce que cette industrie peut fonctionner en grande partie dans le secret et l’opacité, seulement occasionnellement exposée après une violation de données ou un rapport d’enquête, nous demeurons la plupart du temps ignorants de sa portée réelle» – Bruce Schneier, via Hubert Guillaud.

Source : La mauvaise utilisation des données est une caractéristique pas un bug ! | InternetActu

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