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Facebook, Twitter block surveillance tool

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Oct
2016
Facebook, Twitter block surveillance tool

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Facebook and Twitter are cutting off Geofeedia’s access to their data after an ACLU report that the company created tools to help law enforcement with surveillance.

The ACLU report released Tuesday, titled “Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Provided Data Access for a Surveillance Product Marketed to Target Activists of Color,” claims Geofeedia marketed the tool to help police monitor activists particularly minorities. The company mines social media and location data.

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