Taiwan is using a phone location “electronic fence” to help police track quarantined individuals

Taiwan is using a phone location “electronic fence” to help police track quarantined individuals

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.

Coronavirus: Taiwan tracking citizens’ phones to make sure they stay indoors

Coronavirus: Taiwan tracking citizens’ phones to make sure they stay indoors

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.

Google location data turned a random biker into a burglary suspect

Google location data turned a random biker into a burglary suspect

A Florida man who used a fitness app to track his bike rides found himself a suspect in a burglary when police used a geofence warrant to collect data from nearby devices, an NBC News investigation finds.

Police arrested an innocent man for murder using Google location data

Police arrested an innocent man for murder using Google location data

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.

Pentagon warns US military not to use home DNA testing kits

Pentagon warns US military not to use home DNA testing kits

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.

Google Gives Feds 1,500 Phone Locations In Unprecedented ‘Geofence’ Search

Google Gives Feds 1,500 Phone Locations In Unprecedented ‘Geofence’ Search

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.

Don't (Geo)Fence Me In: Courts Order Google To Give Up Location Data

Don't (Geo)Fence Me In: Courts Order Google To Give Up Location Data

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.

Police facial recognition could target 'literally anybody', senior MP says

Police facial recognition could target 'literally anybody', senior MP says

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.

Canada's military spies can collect, share info on Canadians, directive says

Canada's military spies can collect, share info on Canadians, directive says

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.

The questions the new company vying for border dominance in the US needs to answer

The questions the new company vying for border dominance in the US needs to answer

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.

One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once

One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once

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.

A thread written by @fs0c131y

A thread written by @fs0c131y

I will study the app HiAction another time but what you have to know is that this app is sending the data to hicloud[.]com, "the Huawei Cloud" 2. Decision app is getting this location and check with his internal databases.