@andi I KNOW! this story needs to get some serious visibility for tons of reasons.
Law enforcement has access to which cell towers your phone is connecting to, and anyone who runs a website can see what IP address you're connecting from and what browser you're using.
The requirement of logging in via Google is probably so law enforcement can claim that the entire Google account is guilty of the crime of *visiting the website run by police* and then take information from Google, which Google is required by law to comply with.
This is the personal instance of Andi N. Fiziks. Love me or hate me it's still an obsession 😘