CDC Tracked Location Data Of 10 Million Plus Americans: Report

CDC Tracked Location Data Of 10 Million Plus Americans: Report


The CDC paid a controversial data broker $420,000 for access to Americans’ location data.(Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Has American trust in three-letter agencies come to its official end? New documents obtained by Vice via a Freedom of Information Act request appear to reveal that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gathered location data from tens of millions of Americans’ cell phones in order to track compliance with Covid-19 lockdown policies.

Included in the location data that the CDC bought access to were tracked patterns of people attending K-12 schools, pharmacies, churches, and what a cybersecurity researcher reportedly identified as “monitoring curfews.”

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