Google gave FBI location data for 5K-plus devices for Jan. 6 investigation “the biggest in agency history and its biggest for accessing cell phone data”


Google gave FBI location data for 5K-plus devices for Jan. 6 investigation

Roughly 900 people have so far been charged with offenses in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 riot.

By Joseph Weber

      Updated: December 1, 2022

      he FBI’s investigation into the Jan. 6 riot reportedly is the biggest in agency history and its biggest for accessing cell phone data through so-called geofence warrants.

      A filing in the case of Jan. 6 defendant David Rhine shows that Google initially identified 5,723 cellular devices as being in or near the Capitol, in Washington, D.C., during the riot, according to Wired.com.

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