Part 2: Catching Killers or The Role of Geofence Warrants  


Geofence warrants have become a popular tool among law enforcement agencies for solving serious crimes. This investigative technique allows authorities to gather anonymous location data from devices within a specific area during a particular timeframe. 

According to an EFF investigation of public records from dozens of state and local law enforcement agencies widely-use mass surveillance technology.

For instance, geofence data played a crucial role in the investigation of the January 6 Capitol riots and the 2022 murder of four Idaho college students.

As effective as these warrants can be, they also face significant scrutiny and legal challenges.

Fate of Iranian President Still Uncertain After Helicopter Crash – USA Herald

Part 1: Catching Killers or the Rise of Fog Data Science – USA Herald

Butcher of Tehran Killed in Helicopter Crash: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Dead – USA Herald

State Department Faces Criticism for Condolences Over Death of Iran’s President, the “Butcher of Tehran” – USA Herald

Google’s Policy Shift 

In December 2023, Google announced that it would implement changes throughout 2024 to make users’ location data unavailable for law enforcement purposes.