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Report: The U.S. Military is buying user location data harvested from a Muslim prayer app that has been downloaded by 98 million people around the world
Report: The U.S. Military is buying user location data harvested from a Muslim prayer app that has been downloaded by 98 million people around the world
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According to an article by Motherboard (Vice) the magazine has observed both the Android and iOS versions of the Muslim Pro app sending granular location data to the X-Mode endpoint multiple times.

X-Mode is a company that obtains location data directly from apps, then sells that data to contractors, and by extension, the military. Motherboard has used public records, interviews with developers, and technical analysis to discover the connection that the military uses data from X-Mode.