Privacy Storm After Law Enforcement Gets Software That Maps Suspects’ Digital Movements
By Damien Gayle
Used by the U.S. military, security programme Geotime tracks suspects’ movements and communications and displays them on a 3D graphic
Police are using software to track the moves of suspects across the digital world, it has emerged, provoking fury among civil rights and privacy campaigners.
The Metropolitan Police has bought Geotime, a security programme used by the U.S. military which tracks suspects’ movements and communications and displays them on a three-dimensional graphic.
The software aggregates information gathered from social networking sites, GPS devices like the iPhone, mobile phones, financial transactions and IP network logs to build a detailed picture of an individual’s movements.