Surprising Things the U.S. Government Knows About You

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In 2012 the Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement can’t put a GPS tracker on someone’s vehicle without a warrant. But because of our cars and our phones, some of us have a GPS on us at all times.

We’re constantly trackable by government agencies, since the U.S. government owns the Air Force-operated navigation system. Even turned off GPS-bearing devices can still ping wi-fi networks and cell towers within range, revealing our whereabouts.

You may also want to think twice when an app asks you to OK your location data. Third-party data that is, info shared with someone else is deemed no longer private and can be obtained without a warrant.

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