US orders Apple, Google to identify users of gun scope app

US orders Apple, Google to identify users of gun scope app

As part of an investigation into potential weapons export violations, the DOJ is demanding both Apple and Google furnish user information for a rifle scope monitoring and control app. As per a court filing, the DOJ seeks names, phone numbers, IP addresses and other personal data of users who downloaded the Obsidian 4 app.

Paul C
Paul C 5 months

Don't think I even get what the app does, but just FUCKING NO to ANY government getting personal information on who uses an 'app.'

Novenate 5 months

thank God my state doesn't require licenses or forcing you to tell big brother where you live and what type of guns you have.

Sir_Kutz 5 months

All those damned assault weapons with short barrel rifle rounds and high spec precision scopes. Would really be a shame if someone ever got a good clean shot while deer hunting....

ConcealCarryProtect 5 months

The only agents I trust in the FBI are Agent Scully and Agent Mulder.

Daddy Tito
Daddy Tito 5 months

Maybe it’s time to end certain alphabet agencies.

Torrey Jones
Torrey Jones 5 months

Wait, why does the Department of DEFENSE need this information? I could maybe understand the FBI or the DOJ wanting the info, not that I'd give it to them, but I'd understand them wanting it...

Arrow 5 months

Tyranny be like...

flinx101 5 months

I just had to dl it after reading this even though I have no use for the app

paddy 5 months

this is what happens when you break export law. ATN brought this on anyone who downloaded their app, they should've done their due diligence, but no. and now everyone who used it is on a list somewhere. yay corporate America.

Article V FTW
Article V FTW 5 months

I hope they told the DOD/DOJ to "F" themselves because that would be a violation of the 4th Amendment.

Dave 5 months

The FBI tried to strong arm Apple into unlocking a suspect's phone before. It didn't happen. Well so far as the public know it didn't.

Mr Nobody
Mr Nobody 5 months

How’s the gun situation going for you America? I’m sure until your son gets shot at school you probably won’t care too much.

Larry 5 months

Making a list of addresses for late night visits? Or will this be a full daylight assualt?

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