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ACLU: Police Used Facebook, Twitter to Track Protesters

U.S. police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report Tuesday from the American Civil Liberties Union. Facebook, which also owns Instagram, and Twitter have shut off the data access of Geofeedia, the Chicago-based data vendor that provided data to police, in response to the ACLU findings. The report comes amid growing concerns among consumers and...

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