the latest installment in his investigation into how Silicon
Valley is clandestinely interacting with Americans, Tucker
Carlson sent a reporter around the District of Columbia to see
how Google was tracking him.
sent Fox News Headlines 24/7 anchor Brett Larson to several
major landmarks in Washington, from the Fox News bureau on North
Capitol Street, to the Children's Hospital in the north, the
Washington National Cathedral in the northwest and back to
said his previous report revealed Google applied for two
patents, one of which reportedly allows them to effectively
"stick a camera in your bedroom and spy on you and your
said Google uses information like that for "surveillance
capitalism" - selling advertisements for stuff based on your
activities, locations and characteristics.
sent Larson out and about to find out how much Google gleans
from Android devices.
no SIM card in either of two phones and one set on Airplane
Mode, Larson took a black car around town.
that time, he was not connected to WiFi and only took photos at
at the Fox News Channel bureau, Larson hooked the phones up to a device
that copied the data the phones sent to Google.
found it knew exactly where he was throughout the day.
knows when I got out of the car!" he exclaimed, examining metadata in the
and Carlson discussed how complicated user agreements allow users to sign
away their privacy "for nothing."
responded to Carlson's team by saying the user could "opt out" of location
history, which is reportedly a complicated process.
probably not the customer, you're the product," Carlson remarked of people
who use such free software.