They Stormed Capitol. Their Apps Tracked

It reveals how Trump supporters travelled from South Carolina to Washington, D.C. in the days leading up to the attack along key routes, with pings detailing their path.

The route is peppered with petrol stations, eateries, and motels, each providing a piece of the puzzle. Many of these pathways travel right back to their houses… This new data contained a stunning piece of information:

Mobile Ad ID

They Stormed Capitol. Their Apps Tracked

a unique ID for each user that is linked to a smartphone. Adding real names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other information about smartphone users in seconds was made easier by the fact that the apparently anonymous ID could be linked with other databases carrying the same ID.

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The “Mobile Ad ID” is the subject of this article. The Mobile Ad ID, as I understand it, is an identification for your phone that is completely anonymous. As an example, an ad could be shown to you via Facebook’s mobile app.

Your device 1234 would be tracked by Facebook if you clicked on the ad. A DoorDash app is opened as a result of the advertisement. This app tells Facebook device 1234 that they have spent money. If your ad was successful, Facebook can even tell you how much money you spent on it.

There’s Only One Small Hiccup:

Facebook already knows you clicked the ad while signed into the Facebook App. As a result, Facebook believes that device 1234 belongs to you. A mobile ad ID that claims to be “anonymous” is not anonymous at all.

This is why Apple is making a huge push for privacy by requiring users to give permission before sharing Mobile Ad ID with other apps.

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Last Words

Among other reasons, the person gave this information was angered by the events of January 6. Answers, accountability, and justice were all on the agenda for the anonymous informant. People were worried about how this nefarious data harvesting might affect their privacy.

This isn’t simply the fact that it occurs, but also that most consumers are unaware they’re having their personal information collected and that it is insecure and exposed to law enforcement as well as criminals or an online mob. Due to legal repercussions for sharing this information, the anonymous source requested anonymity.

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