With an agreement made by the US Privacy Service, location data is received by security forces. With these data, detailed investigations are carried out in crime areas.
Location data is used for security purposes
Today, we use a wide variety of electronic devices, from smartphones to tablets. We unwittingly provide location information access to many platforms from the applications we use on these devices to websites. This means that our location can be followed.
It has been revealed that the US Department of Defense recently tracked users through an application company working with it. It was rumored that this company was selling user data to the ministry. The US Secret Service has come up with a similar issue. It has been stated that the US Secret Service has made a deal with a location collecting application named Locate X. It was emphasized that the location data of the users were collected within the scope of this agreement of 35 thousand 844 dollars annually.
With these data, it can be determined that the Secret Service examines the relevant crime zones virtually and which devices and who are in this crime zone. This enables crime cases to be resolved more easily and quickly.
Locate X, which receives data from many popular applications, also receives criticism for protecting personal privacy. The US Secret Service’s use of this method has been criticized by many.