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US military buying App users location data


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The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned.

The most popular app among a group Motherboard analyzed connected to this sort of data sale is a Muslim prayer and Quran app that has more than 98 million downloads worldwide.

Others include a Muslim dating app, a popular Craigslist app, an app for following storms, and a "level" app that can be used to help, for example, install shelves in a bedroom.

Full story at Vice magazine: Link

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Scary stuff. 

Kids these days seem to have NO idea how much of themselves they are revealing on their mobile phones. 

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