A popular Muslim prayer app, named Salaat First, found selling users' location data to its partner that has customers with the US government agencies including the FBI and the ICE.Salaat First, which reminds its users about Muslim prayer timings, has been downloaded over 10 million times on Android.
Motherboard has seen the contract between Venntel and the IRS that confirms how the IRS was spying on American citizens.Now, Senator Wyden has unveiled plans to introduce legislation that will stop the IRS from buying location data from third party companies like Venntel.
The body tasked with oversight of the IRS announced in a letter that it will investigate the agency's use of location data harvested from ordinary apps installed on peoples' phones, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Motherboard.
To delete your device’s cache, tap Delete Location History at the bottom of the screen under Location History .This way, you won’t have to worry about any apps, let alone the FBI or a shady data firm, tracking where you’ve been.
The federal law enforcement agency’s records show a growing focus on harnessing the latest private sector tools for mass surveillance, including recent contracts with companies that monitor social media posts and collect cellphone location data.