This unsettling practice turns your phone into a tracking device for the governmentGet the Full StoryReverse search warrants, in which a court forces tech firms like Google to provide information on users in a certain geographic area at a certain time, are becoming an increasingly popular tactic for law enforcement.
As President Trump revives his administration s familiar fight with Apple over encryption, condemning the tech giant for not breaking into its own devices, news is coming to light about a new frontier in the battle over government surveillance. Court documents reveal previously unreported instances of the so-called reverse search warrant : court orders demanding that tech firms provide all the information on users in a certain geographic area at a certain time. While this tactic is relatively rare today, it holds the power to transform every internet-enabled gadget into a government tracking device.Read Full Story
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