Monday, November 9, 2015

How Law Enforcement Can Use Google Timeline To Track Your Every Move

THE RECENT EXPANSION of Google’s Timeline feature can provide investigators unprecedented access to users’ location history data, allowing them in many cases to track a person’s every move over the course of years, according to a report recently circulated to law enforcement.

“The personal privacy implications are pretty clear but so are the law enforcement applications,” according to the document, titled “Google Timelines: Location Investigations Involving Android Devices,” which outlines the kind of information investigators can now obtain.

The Timeline allows users to look back at their daily movements on a map; that same information is also potentially of interest to law enforcement. “It is now possible to submit a legal demand to Google for location history greater than six months old,” the report says. “This could revitalize cold cases and potentially help solve active investigations.”

Story here


How's this for "information of potential interest" ?

Ever heard of Non-Obvious Relationship Awareness software? 

Also known as NORA.

It can scan multiple databases, Geo-location information, social media friend lists, and recognize relationships that may not be obvious at first glance. The software is fast and requires no human intervention. It runs 24/7/365/Forever. Kind of like the "stock market" that runs on algorithms...


What does all this mean in terms of the Fourth Amendment? It's simple really, the technological and human factors that muddied the water of gathering and processing of data in the past are quickly disappearing...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't buy/use/download the Tech. Cell phone's and GPS are luxuries. NOT necessities. If everybody stopped buying/using this crap for just 30 days the tech industry would lose an estimated 1 billion dollars, and it would cut the nuts off of the secret police. But humans are far too lazy and addicted to "go without" their favorite tech titty for a day, lest 30 of them. We will continue to bitch and moan , and make up excuses for why we "need" our comfort titty to feel secure, and keep the tracking module in our pocket. Or at least others will. I don't and never will---Ray