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NSA Admits Secretly Buying Your Internet Browsing Data without Warrants

January 30, 2024
Contributed by: Drex DeFord
Summary
NSA admits buying internet browsing records from data brokers, despite requiring court order, says Senator Ron Wyden. Metadata exposes serious privacy risk as personal details could be inferred. Wyden pushes for only lawfully obtained data purchase. NSA claims minimized U.S. data collection and rejects U.S. location data use without court order. Disclosure follows FTC bans on companies selling precise location data without informed consent. Dubbed "shady", data broker practices operate in legal gray area and lack transparency, with third-party apps selling user location data without notification.
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