In more immigration news, The Wall Street Journal reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, have spent over $1.2 million to access cellphone location data to track and arrest undocumented immigrants. The Homeland Security Department reportedly began purchasing cellphone location data in 2017 from a Virginia-based company called Venntel. The data is drawn from cellphone apps, like games and weather apps, that ask the user’s permission to access their location.
WSJ: ICE & CPB Use Cellphone Location Data from Games, Apps to Arrest Immigrants
HeadlineFeb 12, 2020