Big brother just got a little bigger with the help of corporate America.
A new bombshell report by the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) has blown the lid off of the “vast, secretive” partnership between private companies and the federal government to surveil and track the movements of millions of people.
According to the EFF, the Biden Regime’s alphabet agencies, including ICE, the FBI, US Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as state and local law enforcement, are being funneled hordes of private cell phone location data by private brokers who harvest the information.
This is the same tactic that Gregg Phillips, Catherine Engelbrecht, and True The Vote used for their investigation into the mail-in ballot dropbox fraud during the 2020 election. The cell phone location data collected by this group was used to identify the network of Democrat operatives who committed mass election fraud, as seen in the recently-released documentary “2000 Mules.”
Using similar data brokers, the feds are now able to purchase millions of records en masse about the private location of law-abiding citizens – which, surely, is something that should amount to a serious violation of our right to privacy under the 4th amendment. However, many apps on mobile devices actively track and record a user’s location at all times, which the federal government takes full advantage of.
Once a user allows an app access to their location, the company essentially has “free reign” to share the data with nearly no restrictions. Once it is harvested, the government comes along and buys the data in bulk and uses it in surveillance operations, according to the EFF report.
Little is known about the specifics of how this data is being used.
Take a guess.
Some of the most prevalent sellers of this location data include Venntel – which is contracted to supply data to the IRS, the DHS and its subsidiaries ICE and CBP, the DEA, and the FBI – Babel Street – which specializes in “open-source intelligence” and is “widely used” by the military, intelligence agencies, private companies, and federal, state, and local law enforcement – and Anomaly 6 – which collects data via software development toolkits (SDKs) in “more than 500” mobile apps and works closely with large government clients, including the Defense Department, the Justice Department, and the intelligence community, according to EFF.
……For example, Venntel – by itself – claims to collect location data from over 80,000 apps. So, very few – if any – are safe from this type of personal privacy exposure.
The Central Intelligence Agency was supposed to focus on foreign threats. Not anymore. The spooks have turned their surveillance weapons against American citizens.
The NSA has been collecting intelligence on American citizens for years. Big Tech—including Google, Microsoft, and Facebook–have helped the agency with its domestic spying programs.
In 2013, then director of national intelligence James Clapper, lied his ass off under oath when he testified that the agencies did not engage in mass surveillance. He never faced any punishment for perjury or the abuse of power.
In 2012, during testimony before a House hearing on surveillance issues, LTG Alexander denied that the NSA engaged in intercepting the phone and internet records of Americans.
And just recently, The NSA used its assets against Tucker Carlson.
Every one of those intelligence agencies have violated the Intelligence Oversight Act, the 4th Amendment, and other federal laws forbidding the widespread arbitrary surveillance of American citizens.
Where’s the DOJ on this? Oh, that’s right. They’re targeting American citizens as well.
It doesn’t do any good to swear them in before testimony. The oath has no meaning and the consequences have no teeth.
The Dems don’t mind because the agencies are working for them and the GOP doesn’t have the balls to do anything about it.