While there is a lot of news about the privacy and security of people, now there is new critical news about the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). According to the announcement by the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation purchased the US location data for the first time. At a Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday, FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed that the bureau bought the location data of US citizens without a warrant. Here are the details about the FBI’s Location Data…
Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed the purchase of US Location Data
Although people feel safe while surfing on the internet, the latest confession by the FBI revealed that nothing is safe. At the committee, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Wray, “Does the FBI purchase US phone-geolocation information?” Then Wray confessed that the FBI bought the location data of US citizens for once without permission and obtaining a warrant.
FBI Director Christopher Wray answered, “I understand that we previously—as in the past—purchased some such information for a specific national security pilot project. But that’s not been active for some time.” He also added that the FBI doesn’t currently buy the location data of citizens, and they don’t have a plan to change that.
Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney Adam Schwartz told about this case in a journal, “US government agencies must not be allowed to do an end run around the Fourth Amendment by buying private information from data brokers who collect information about the precise movements of hundreds of millions of people without their knowledge or meaningful consent.”
How to turn off your location data tracking?
There are several ways to prevent your location data tracking. However, you should know that these institutions can reach your all data, including address, location, and more. Nevertheless, if you would like to control your location data tracking, you can follow these ways.
- Open Settings,
- Tap Privacy,
- Open Location Services,
- Then, Change the Location Services,