Posted by Newsday on Thursday, June 16, 2018 04:05:20Federal agencies are using Google analytics to track citizens across the country, with the use of the information being described as an “unprecedented and unprecedented extension of surveillance”.
The FBI, Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection and US Department of Justice have all been using Google to track people in the US.
Google Analytics is an analytics tool which collects information about visitors and users.
It is widely used by government agencies and businesses to gather information on people’s internet activity, and it allows businesses to track visitors across a website or a mobile device.
The FBI and other agencies use Google to analyse its data and see where people go to work, study for exams or visit their homes.
A Department of Homeland Security spokesman told Newsday that the agency is using Google for its efforts to monitor individuals around the country.
“Google Analytics collects data about where people are visiting the internet, what websites they are visiting and the type of devices they are using,” the spokesman said.
“As we continue to expand our operations in an effort to track terrorist activity, we will continue to use Google Analytics data to improve our ability to detect and disrupt attacks.”
The spokesman said that the data collected is used in a “detailed manner to help determine where individuals may have been or are plotting attacks”.
It was not immediately clear how many agencies have been using the Google Analytics tool.
The US Department Of Homeland Security said that its use of Google Analytics is not unusual and that “we do not track our users across all devices” and that the department “has no plans to change our use of it”.
The spokesperson added that the government does not track people across the entire internet and that there is “no way” to “track individuals across multiple devices”.
“As a matter of policy, we do not allow our employees to use third-party third-parties’ products or services for this purpose,” the spokesperson said.
Another US department, the National Transportation Safety Board, also said that it has no plans or intention of changing its use.
Earlier this year, the FBI director, James Comey, warned that the FBI was using Google’s data to track Americans, adding that “it’s not unusual” for law enforcement to use the tracking tool.
Google’s data has also been used by the US Government and other organisations to monitor people who are suspected of crimes.
In October, the New York Times reported that the US Customs Service had begun using Google data to monitor the movements of people who were suspected of fraud.
Other government agencies are also using Google-based data to target people who visit the internet.
In June, the US Department