Will Oremus @WillOremus oh-REE-mus. Senior writer for OneZero at @medium: onezero.medium.com/ Previously: @slate. I write about how tech shapes us. DM for Signal. Jul. 19, 2019 1 min read

"If your phone’s ever been in a Catholic church, it’s amazing, they got this data. Literally, they can tell who’s been in a Catholic church and how frequently.” — Steve Bannon

Asked where he got voters' cellphone location data, Bannon replied as if it were obvious: "The phone companies. And the data guys sell it."  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWwjZBccSFc 

I wrote last year that the scandal over cellphone location data should be bigger than Facebook/Cambridge Analytica. If these reports are accurate, it turns out that it basically *is* Cambridge Analytica all over again.  https://slate.com/technology/2018/05/the-locationsmart-scandal-is-bigger-than-cambridge-analytica-heres-why-no-one-is-talking-about-it.html 

In case there were any doubts about why cellphone location data is a big deal.


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