You download an app to help you level a shelf in your home and within seconds the US military has access to your moment-to-moment location data. That’s scary but it gets worse: the military is also buying location data from apps that help Muslims find out which direction to pray.
The privacy and civil rights violations are staggering. But it’s not just the US military. ICE, CBP, and the Secret Service were all recently caught buying location tracking data from shady “data mining” tech companies. They’re using a flimsy loophole to bypass the 4th Amendment and spy on all of us.
Today, Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Jerry Nadler introduced a bill to stop this practice and others like it in its tracks. Now your Congress members need to support it and pass it.
Take Action: Tell Congress to pass the 4th Amendment Is Not For Sale Act!
Federal agencies have found a way to bypass the 4th Amendment and spy on the locations of immigrants and US citizens without getting a warrant. They’re buying location tracking data from shady “data mining” companies because it’s not technically illegal, not yet anyway.
In today’s digital age, we have to think about our personal data like oil: “liquid gold.” Tech companies and governments alike go to grave efforts to mine our data and sell it to the high bidder.
Congress can’t continue to sleep at the wheel on technology regulations. It’s time for you to speak up and protect your privacy online.
Take Action: Tell Congress to pass the 4th Amendment Is Not For Sale Act
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