New: U.S. Special Operations Command paid $500,000 to a secretive location data firm called Anomaly 6. Company can track hundreds of millions of phones around the world. This is the first reported contract of Anomaly 6's with the U.S. government vice.com/en/article/z3vjxj/a…
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Anomaly 6 keeps a low profile. This is the company's website in its entirety vice.com/en/article/z3vjxj/a…
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What the company does is pull location data for clients, visualize it, pair it with other intelligence, etc. Obtains data from 500 apps vice.com/en/article/z3vjxj/a…
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The original WSJ article said government contractor Anomaly 6 plants its own SDK into apps to collect location data on phones. It turns out that's probably not true: Anomaly 6 has contracts with a provider so it can just *claim* the SDK is theirs vice.com/en/article/z3vjxj/a…

5:07 PM · Mar 30, 2021

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This again shows how the location data industry works, with even government contractors that are competitors sourcing data from each other or other sources vice.com/en/article/z3vjxj/a…
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