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What is geolocation tracking?
Geolocation tracking is a method of surveillance used by government bodies and private companies that tracks the location of a user (or their mobile device) through GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cell towers, other technologies, or some combination thereof. One of the most significant developments over the past few years has been the rise of location-data aggregators, which buy data from carriers and paid app developers to amass giant datasets. The growing availability of a private-sector supply chain for location and personal data also means that government agencies can increasingly get data from commercial sources that don’t require a warrant.