The “electronic fence” uses mobile phone data to notify police if the cell phones of any people under mandatory quarantine leave their home areas.Using phone location data to track quarantined individuals is still concerning surveillance no matter the perceived public good.
Taiwan, which has won global praise for its effective action against the coronavirus, is rolling out a mobile phone-based “electronic fence” that uses location-tracking to ensure people who are quarantined stay in their homes.
Police then turned to Google to help them crack the case, issuing a warrant for geofence information on all the active accounts in the area at the time of the crime, according to a report from the Phoenix New Times.
The Pentagon is advising members of the US military not to use DNA testing kits, warning that the popular genetic identification kits could pose a security risk.But a department of defence memo, obtained by Yahoo News, warned that the kits could put members of the military at risk.
To investigators, this kind of “geofence” demand is useful, allowing them to go through the data trove provided by Google, look for devices of interest such as a known suspect’s phone and ask for more personal information on the user of that mobile.
The warrant is served on any entity that has collected location data and calls for information about any devices that were near a specific location at a particular time.
According to internal documents uncovered by Sky News, South Wales Police - the force leading the Home Office-backed trial of the controversial technology - places "persons where intelligence is required" on its watchlists, alongside wanted suspects and missing people.
Representative picture OTTAWA — Canada's military spies can collect and share information about Canadian citizens — including material gathered by chance — as long as it supports a legitimate investigation, says a newly disclosed federal directive.
There are some basic questions that Anduril should provide clarity to: Concerns CBP has in recent years been the subject of repeated scandals about the treatment of immigrants, including the deaths of immigrant children in custody, as well as abuse of power.
But a controversial inclusion was to update the offence of obtaining information "likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism" so that it now covers viewing or streaming content online.