Rights advocates alarmed by US spy agency’s purchase of warrantless phone location data

January 22, 2021 by Ethics In Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams Digital rights advocates reacted with alarm to a report published Friday detailing how Defense Intelligence Agency analysts in recent years bought databases of U.S. smartphone location data without first obtaining warrants. The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Read more…

Director of National Intelligence admits government used Section 215 to track browsing history

December 3, 2020 by Ethics In Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams The Trump administration recently used one of the most controversial surveillance provisions in U.S. history to record an unidentified person or group’s visit to an unspecified website, the New York Times revealed Thursday.  The Times reports Director of National Intelligence John Read more…

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