Jan 242021
 

Enlarge / If your phone knows where you are, the feds can, too. (credit: Luis Alvarez | Getty Images) The Defense Intelligence Agency, which provides military intelligence to the Department of Defense, confirmed in a memo that it purchases “commercially available” smartphone location data to gather information that would otherwise require use of a search warrant. The DIA “currently provides funding to another agency that purchases commercially available geolocation metadata aggregated from smartphones,” the agency…

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Jan 242021
 

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced that President Biden ordered three US intelligence agencies to review the threat of “domestic violent extremism.” Since pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the US Capitol building on January 6th, calls to combat “domestic terrorism” have been growing. Before January 6th, Biden’s transition team had said they were planning to pass laws against domestic terrorism, and the Capitol incident has made it a top priority. “The January 6th assault on the…

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