US police used social networks to track protesters - report

Wednesday 12 October 2016 | 09:43 CET | News
US police used a social media monitoring service to track protesters during the recent uprisings in the cities of Ferguson and Baltimore, according to records obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The police were able to track user data from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram via software provided by Geofeedia, a Chicago-based company that analyses social media posts to deliver real-time surveillance information to over 500 law enforcement agencies, said the ACLU of California in a blog post. The social media giants proceeded to cut off Geofeedia's access to public user posts

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