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To: Congress

Sign the petition: Ban the Secret Services from buying American’s mobile location data!

Sign the petition: Ban the Secret Services from buying American’s mobile location data!

Petition to Congress:
We demand you block the Secret Service from buying Americans’ location data without a warrant, violating the 4th Amendment.

Why is this important?

BREAKING: Trump’s Secret Service was caught red-handed buying mobile phone location data on innocent Americans from a shady data-mining company -- without a warrant.[1]

The Constitution is clear about banning illegal search and seizures, but Trump’s Secret Service thinks they can bypass the 4th Amendment and spy on innocent Americans (potentially including Black Lives Matter protesters) and their location data and movements. This has to stop!

Sign the petition: Tell Congress to ban the Secret Service from buying mobile location data!

Technically, the government cannot spy on Americans without a warrant, but intelligence agencies like the FBI and the NSA have been secretly doing this for years. It’s what Edward Snowden revealed.[2] But what Trump’s Secret Service got caught doing was a new low: brazenly stomping over the 4th Amendment by buying our mobile location data from a shadowy data-mining company.

The data-mining company, Babel Street, scrapes anonymized location data from popular apps to track people’s movements in any given area. This means that most people might not have consented or even be aware that their steps are being followed, let alone that the Trump administration is buying that data outright.

In today’s digital age, we have to think about our personal data like oil: “liquid gold.” Tech companies and governments alike go to grave efforts to mine our data and sell it to the high bidder. That includes selling our personal data to the Trump administration who, clearly, have no regard for our Constitution.

Congress can’t continue to sleep at the wheel on technology regulations. It’s time for you to speak up and protect your privacy online.

Sign the petition: Tell Congress to ban the Secret Service from buying mobile location data!

Source
1 https://gizmodo.com/secret-service-bought-access-to-americans-location-data-1844752501

2 https://www.newamerica.org/oti/blog/history-fisa-section-702-compliance-violations/


Reasons for signing

  • privacy matters as much as privacy can be kept private. Laws are in place to at least give us a chance to have privacy.
  • We must protect our 4th Amendment rights.
  • this is just the latest violation of my civil rights initiated by the republiarchs starting with the first Bush administration and their bogus wars

Updates

2020-09-01 21:11:12 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-08-24 19:42:54 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-08-24 14:39:27 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-08-24 14:31:35 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-08-24 14:29:02 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-08-24 14:28:03 -0400

10 signatures reached