Geofeedia was selling social media data to the authorities


Twitter canceled Geofeedia's access agreement with its data, as there were reports that the information collected by the company is being used for police surveillance.

Last Monday, the Daily Dot reported that the US Department of Denver has filed 30.000 dollars at the startup to access its software that provides information through online shops and social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.geofeedia

Geofeedia offers location-based search capabilities that law enforcement can use to conduct what is called "geo-fencing" and capture media posts, locating specific areas from comments, videos and images .

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Geofeedia has accessed the Instagram API, Facebook (Feed API) and the Twitter database through an agreement.

However, these tools were used by Geofeedia to have data for sale to third parties, or even in quarters, who knows.

Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have now canceled their contracts with the company, stopping any access to users' public data.

What would happen if the Daily Dot was not revealed? Do you really believe that social media did not know Geofaedia's activities?

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