Thurs. Feb. 25, 2021 | By Art Raymond – Deseret News | SALT LAKE CITY — A new tool in wide use by law enforcement agencies across the country can draw a circle on any map and seek out, through chilling data search techniques, who was in or near that area at any specific time. […]
About Tom Bruce
After 29 years in law enforcement, Tom joined Hawk Analytics in 2016. He has been working with call detail records for over 20 years and brings incomparable experience when it comes to investigating using cellular technology. His background in digital forensics paired with his great attention to detail augment his strong foundation for being Hawk’s point person for ensuring our solutions are top of the line, up-to-date, and accurately represent the information relevant to investigations.
Wed. Feb. 24, 2021 | By Tim Cushing – TechDirt.com | Last October, Senators Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren asked the IRS’s oversight to take a look at the agency’s use of third-party data brokers to obtain cell site location info harvested from phone apps. This new collection of location data appeared to bypass the Supreme Court’s Carpenter decision, […]
Wed. Feb. 24, 2021 | By Charlie Fripp – Komodo.com | Apple recently changed its policy and now forces app developers to tell you what data the app will collect with “privacy labels” before downloading it. Developers must also reveal what this information is being used for. And in most cases, it’s for third-party advertising. Tap […]
Mon. Feb. 22, 2021 |By Chris Mills Rodrigo – The Hill | Law enforcement agencies may be on shaky legal ground when purchasing cell phone location data without a warrant, according to a new Treasury Department watchdog report. The agency’s inspector general said in the report reviewing the Internal Revenue Service’s use of a commercial […]
Thurs. Feb. 11, 2021 |By Maria Dinzo – Courthouse News| The Ninth Circuit will likely uphold an award of $13 million against Google over data collected by Street View cars, while a federal judge ruled Thursday that cellphone users can pursue privacy claims related to location tracking through mobile apps. SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — A […]