UPDATED: Location Data and Islamic Apps
"The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned. The most popular app among a group Motherboard analyzed connected to this sort of data sale is a Muslim prayer and Quran app that has more than 98 million downloads worldwide. Others include a Muslim dating app, a popular Craigslist app, an app for following storms, and a "level" app that can be used to help, for example, install shelves in a bedroom."
This has caused some discussions/memes online. First, check out this thread
Ts&Cs apply. But have you read the small print? A significant thread. https://t.co/gdHfMrPAIJ— Gary Bunt (@garybunt) November 16, 2020
The U.S. military is buying location data about Muslims retrieved by Muslim dating and prayer apps, per @VICE.— AJ+ (@ajplus) November 16, 2020
Apps include Muslim Pro (150 million downloads) and Muslim Mingle. The data is reportedly collected by a third party called X-Mode, which then sells it to contractors. pic.twitter.com/QymuUgMhxL
The drone data memes are going in the book I’m writing so keep ‘em coming brothers & sisters 😂 pic.twitter.com/0lq4QCQAc4— Zareena Grewal (@ZareenaGrewal) November 16, 2020
**UPDATE**:[TRT, The Muslim surveillance-industrial complex, ](https://www.trtworld.com/opinion/the-muslim-surveillance-industrial-complex-41581)