Company used by police, prisons to find any mobile device breached (again)

Companies can track any phone “within seconds” by using data obtained from telecom operators. Your cellphone service provider is probably selling access to your real-time location. That’s the takeaway from a still-developing story that all started when a former police sheriff used a cellphone-locating service meant to track prisoners to find people who aren’t inmates—according to a chilling report in the New York Times. His alleged targets included a judge and members of the State Highway Patrol, and he reportedly tracked their phones without a warrant.Read Full Story

Company used by police, prisons to find any mobile device breached (again)

Service used by prisons, police to track mobile devices had usernames, passwords exposed in hack.

Wed 16 May 18 from Arstechnica

The company that helps police track phones was reportedly hacked

Securus is known for allegedly helping prisons violate Sixth Amendment protections by recording "at least" 14,000 phone calls between inmates and lawyers. There was also a ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Engadget

Your Cell Carrier Is Selling Your Location Data

You can thank the shady world of data aggregators for this potentially egregious violation of your privacy. The post Your Cell Carrier Is Selling Your Location Data appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Tue 15 May 18 from Extremetech

This senator wants to know why police can track any phone in seconds - CNET

For cops, tracking your location through your smartphone has become dead simple.

Fri 11 May 18 from CNET

Report: Cellphone companies may be selling your exact location in real time

Companies can track any phone “within seconds” by using data obtained from telecom operators. Your cellphone service provider is probably selling access to your real-time location. ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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