Feds Demand Apple And Google Hand Over Names Of 10,000+ Users Of A Gun Scope App

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zeebaron
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Feds Demand Apple And Google Hand Over Names Of 10,000+ Users Of A Gun Scope App

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"Own a rifle? Got a scope to go with it? The U.S. government might soon know who you are, where you live and how to reach you.

That’s because the government wants Apple and Google to hand over names, phone numbers and other identifying data of at least 10,000 users of a single gun scope app, Forbes has discovered. It’s an unprecedented move: Never before has a case been disclosed in which American investigators demanded personal data of users of a single app from Apple and Google. And never has an order been made public where the feds have asked the Silicon Valley giants for info on so many thousands of people in one go."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrew ... a0a8361351

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This is nuts.

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Wikiarms would be even scarier

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Regardless of where you downloaded that app, leaving the country with it is just as much of an ITAR violation as purchasing night vision in the US and taking it abroad.

People need to start reading before clicking the "I agree to the terms and conditions" boxes.....

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Villafuego wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:09 am
People need to start reading before clicking the "I agree to the terms and conditions" boxes.....
Actually, what folks need to do is learn how to configure their firewall. Don't let your apps "phone home" and the terms & conditions (which are subject to change without notice) don't matter.

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Combine that with the "new, new, new whoopie" face id "feature", and it's made in heaven for TPTB.
It is, it is a glorious thing to be a pirate king.

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