A Gainesville, Florida, man says RunKeeper, an exercise-tracking app he used to record bicycle rides, placed him near the scene of a burglary and made him a suspect, though he had never been to the victim’s house, NBC News reports. Zachary McCoy’s lawyer, Caleb Kenyon, said a “geofence warrant,” a police surveillance tool using Google location data, prompted police to seek information related to McCoy’s Google account. Privacy and civil liberties advocates say the concept violates constitutional protections from unreasonable searches. The warrant has been withdrawn, but Kenyon said “the larger privacy fight will go unanswered.”
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