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Google hands over coordinates of suspects to law enforcement authorities (2 photos)


US law enforcement inRecently, often used in investigations of information about the location of people. For example, in the case of a crime, the police are requesting from Google a warrant to issue data about all the gadgets that were nearby.

One of the employees of the corporation reported recentlythat the company receives about 180 such requests every week. At the same time, Google officially refused to confirm specific figures. It is important to note that even if a person does not turn on Google Maps, the Location History option will still keep his location. This can be done in the background. The method works, but there are already cases when the police, using the data, accused innocent people.


In some matters it is necessary thatthe investigators received a second warrant from the judge before disclosing his identification information. With the help of another warrant, police officers will receive more extensive information, including access to e-mails.

Source: nytimes.com

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