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    Google data used by police

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...ng-police.html

    The warrants, which draw on an enormous Google database employees call Sensorvault, turn the business of tracking cellphone users’ locations into a digital dragnet for law enforcement. In an era of ubiquitous data gathering by tech companies, it is just the latest example of how personal information — where you go, who your friends are, what you read, eat and watch, and when you do it — is being used for purposes many people never expected. As privacy concerns have mounted among consumers, policymakers and regulators, tech companies have come under intensifying scrutiny over their data collection practices.
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    Re: Sensorvault

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/13/t...-tracking.html

    The Sensorvault database is connected to a Google service called Location History. The feature, begun in 2009, involves Android and Apple devices.

    Location History is not on by default. Google prompts users to enable it when they are setting up certain services — traffic alerts in Google Maps, for example, or group images tied to location in Google Photos.

    If you have Location History turned on, Google will collect your data as long as you are signed in to your account and have location-enabled Google apps on your phone. The company can collect the data even when you are not using your apps, if your phone settings allow that.

    Google can also gather location information when you conduct searches or use Google apps that have location enabled. If you are signed in, this data is associated with your account.

    The Associated Press reported last year that this data, called Web & App Activity, is collected even if you do not have Location History turned on. It is kept in a different database from Sensorvault, Google says.


    Can I disable the data collection?

    Yes. The process varies depending on whether you are on a phone or computer. In its Help Center, Google provides instructions on deleting or deleting Location History and Web & App Activity.


    How is law enforcement using the data?

    For years, police detectives have given Google warrants seeking location data tied to specific users’ accounts.

    But the new warrants, often called “geofence” requests, instead specify an area near a crime. Google looks in Sensorvault for any devices that were there at the right time and provides that information to the police.

    Google first labels the devices with anonymous ID numbers, and detectives look at locations and movement patterns to see if any appear relevant to the crime. Once they narrow the field to a few devices, Google reveals information such as names and email addresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    Re: Sensorvault

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/13/t...-tracking.html

    The Sensorvault database is connected to a Google service called Location History. The feature, begun in 2009, involves Android and Apple devices.

    Location History is not on by default. Google prompts users to enable it when they are setting up certain services — traffic alerts in Google Maps, for example, or group images tied to location in Google Photos.

    If you have Location History turned on, Google will collect your data as long as you are signed in to your account and have location-enabled Google apps on your phone. The company can collect the data even when you are not using your apps, if your phone settings allow that.

    Google can also gather location information when you conduct searches or use Google apps that have location enabled. If you are signed in, this data is associated with your account.

    The Associated Press reported last year that this data, called Web & App Activity, is collected even if you do not have Location History turned on. It is kept in a different database from Sensorvault, Google says.


    Can I disable the data collection?

    Yes. The process varies depending on whether you are on a phone or computer. In its Help Center, Google provides instructions on deleting or deleting Location History and Web & App Activity.


    How is law enforcement using the data?

    For years, police detectives have given Google warrants seeking location data tied to specific users’ accounts.

    But the new warrants, often called “geofence” requests, instead specify an area near a crime. Google looks in Sensorvault for any devices that were there at the right time and provides that information to the police.

    Google first labels the devices with anonymous ID numbers, and detectives look at locations and movement patterns to see if any appear relevant to the crime. Once they narrow the field to a few devices, Google reveals information such as names and email addresses.
    The ever persistent weather app is a big one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATruepatriot View Post
    The ever persistent weather app is a big one.
    Ha,,
    Many..

    I am not Paranoid.. I know I'm on "lists",, I don't just think so.

    I lock a front door at night,,, but I don't expect that to protect me..
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    Funny thing is Google does NOT need a Warrant to spy on literally everyone, even people who have NEVER used their services. If we want to fix this, then Google needs to get a $#@!ing warrant to track everything everyone does. Otherwise we become a Panopticon.
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