Experts have warned that data on app use and internet searches is being collected by third parties all the time.
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Federal firefighters have been swapping stories via private chats and social media of undermanned stations, crumbling buildings and poorly maintained equipment.
New automation and web-scraping techniques aim to help tracking groups gather the data they need in almost real-time.
Law enforcement officials say the technology is crucial in keeping prisons and jails safe, but critics say such systems trample on privacy rights.
Hitting Biden's emissions target would be made more difficult if Congress fails to pass the key climate provisions lawmakers are eyeing.