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NSA Collects 5 Billion Phone Location Records Per Day

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December 4, 2013
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The latest NSA revelation shows the agency uses complex tools to learn who suspects associate with by tracking billions of location records.


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Facebook Is Going to Let Advertisers Target You Based on Location

Facebook Is Going to Let Advertisers Target You Based on Location

TheStreet (Oct. 8, 2014) — Facebook is going to start allowing advertisers to target its users based on their locations. In a blog post, the social media network announced its new local awareness ads, designed to help local businesses reach more customers. The ads will let businesses show ads to people near their neighborhoods. The company says they're built to be more cost-effective than traditional advertising channels. When it comes to privacy, Facebook says advertisers select locations, not individuals and users will only see ads based on their recent location if location services are enabled on their phone. The ads will roll out to U.S. advertisers in the coming weeks. Video provided by TheStreet
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Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Likely Unconstitutional

Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Likely Unconstitutional

Newsy (Dec. 16, 2013) — A federal judge says the NSA's practice of collecting phone records en masse violates the Fourth Amendment.
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Obama To Propose Ending NSA's Bulk Phone Data Collection

Obama To Propose Ending NSA's Bulk Phone Data Collection

Newsy (Mar. 25, 2014) — Under the proposal, phone companies would reportedly only be required to provide the records to the NSA under a court order. Video provided by Newsy
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Glympse Takes Over Travel Updates Automatically

Glympse Takes Over Travel Updates Automatically

TheStreet (Jan. 21, 2014) — Glympse is a geolocation app that updates people of your choosing on your location for a set period of time. Easier and faster than a text, the program is now available in many major car brands including BMW, Mercedes, Ford, and General Motors to reduce texting and driving, and it's even available on Facebook and Twitter. However, users' privacy is protected because the updates only go to selected friends or family members. Recipients can also turn off Glympse if they don't need to see the location.
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