The US military reportedly bought location data mined from a popular Muslim prayer app to track users for 'counterterrorism'

The US military reportedly bought location data mined from a popular Muslim prayer app to track users for 'counterterrorism'

One source of location data bought by the military is Muslim Pro, a prayer app with more than 98 million downloads worldwide, according to a new report from Vice's Motherboard.Muslim Pro sells location data to a third-party broker called X-Mode, according to Motherboard's report.

How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps

How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps

The app has been downloaded over 50 million times on Android, according to the Google Play Store , and over 98 million in total across other platforms including iOS, according to Muslim Pro's website .The news highlights the opaque location data industry and the fact that the U.S. military, which has infamously used other location data to target drone strikes , is purchasing access to sensitive data.

Episode 924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

Episode 924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

Alim is a Uighur, a Muslim minority group in China's Xinjiang province. We see how the Chinese government has created a surveillance state using DNA, voice, and face recognition technology to track and target Uighurs.

Microsoft accused of being 'complicit' in persecution of 1 million Muslims after helping China develop sinister AI capabilities

Microsoft accused of being 'complicit' in persecution of 1 million Muslims after helping China develop sinister AI capabilities

US politicians slammed Microsoft for partnering with a Chinese military university on AI research that experts say could be used in Beijing's unprecedented persecution of its Muslim minority, with one prominent senator calling the partnership "deeply disturbing," and accusing Microsoft of being "complicit" in Chinese human rights abuses.