Trump campaign app tracked millions of American’s and served ‘intimate’ view of social networks: Report

The Trump campaign smartphone app tracked movements of millions of American’s and provided the Trump campaign with an “intimate” view of user’s social networks. The app delivered massive amounts of data that Trump will be able to use in the future for numerous purposes.

The Trump campaign smartphone app tracked movements of millions of American’s and provided the Trump campaign with an “intimate” view of user’s social networks. The app delivered massive amounts of data that Trump will be able to use in the future for numerous purposes.

“The app lets Trump’s team communicate directly with the 2.8 million people who downloaded it — more than any other app in a U.S. presidential campaign — and if they gave permission, with their entire contact list as well,” the Associated Press reports.

“Voter surveillance tool of extraordinary power”

The Trump campaign’s smartphone app tracked the movements of millions of the president’s supporters, gave the campaign an “intimate” view of users’ social networks, and delivered massive amounts of data that Trump will be able to use in the future, for a wide variety of purposes.

“The app lets Trump’s team communicate directly with the 2.8 million people who downloaded it — more than any other app in a U.S. presidential campaign — and if they gave permission, with their entire contact list as well,” the Associated Press reports.

“Once installed, it can track their behavior on the app and in the physical world, push out headlines, fundraise, sell MAGA merchandise and sync with mass texting operations, according to the app’s privacy policy and user interface.”

CBS News earlier this year reported the campaign’s app allows “for the collection of very detailed information about a person’s movements.”

In June MIT Technology Review called the Trump campaign’s app “a voter surveillance tool of extraordinary power.”

Today, you can still download the app.

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