(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a report detailing the federal government’s implementation of its plan to track American citizens using cell phone location data.
The report reveals the existence of a “vast, secretive partnership to surveil the movements of millions of people” through the harvesting and sale of location data, according to Gateway Pundit.
“Data brokers harvest our location data from the app developers, and then sell it to these agencies,” the EFF reported.
It is well known that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been using cell phone data to track illegal aliens and lockdown scofflaws, respectively — ICE has used the tracking app SmartLink, and the CDC has purchased data from SafeGraph, a GPS data company.
Of course, the Biden administration and its Big Tech allies are perfectly happy to shut these surveillance technologies down when it suits their purpose, as can be seen from the FTC’s regulation of the so-called stalkerware app Spyfone, which allows private citizens to acquire the same data that is available to the feds.
Among a number of data brokers that sell citizens’ private information to the government, the EFF highlighted Venntel, a subsidiary of the commercial agency Gravy Analytics, whose “current and former clients in the US government include, at a minimum, the IRS, the DHS and its subsidiaries ICE and CBP, the DEA, and the FBI.”