North Carolina Police Issued Sweeping Warrants to Search Data On All Google Devices Near Murder Scene
March 18, 2018 Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.
Sidney Fussell reports:
Google was served at least four sweeping search warrants by Raleigh, North Carolina police last year, requesting anonymized location data on all users within areas surrounding crime scenes. In one case, Raleigh police requested information on all Google accounts within 17 acres of a murder, overlapping residences, and businesses. Google did not confirm or deny whether it handed over the requested data to police.
WRAL reporter Tyler Dukes found four investigations in 2017 where police issued these uniquely extensive warrants: two murder cases, one sexual battery case, and an arson case that destroyed two apartment complexes and displaced 41 people.
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h/t, Joe Cadillic
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