Small Government Contractor Anomaly Six Can Track Movements of Hundreds of Millions of Mobile Phones Worldwide, Draw Location Data From More Than 500 Apps

A small U.S. company called Anomaly Six LLC with ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities has embedded its software in numerous mobile apps, allowing it to track the movements of hundreds of millions of mobile phones worldwide, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. In its marketing material, Anomaly said it is able to draw location data from more than 500 mobile applications, in part through its own software development kit, or SDK, that is embedded directly in some of the apps.


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