AT&T to end all location-data sales to data brokers

Recently both AT&T and T-Mobile have announced that they will be ending the sale of location data of their customers to third-party companies. This was hot on the heels of a report from Motherboard where the author, for $300, managed to get a bounty hunter to track down the location of a phone based on location data sold by carriers.Naturally this sparked a lot of outrage since it seemed disturbingly easy and relatively cheap to ping the location of someone without their knowledge. Now it looks like Sprint has announced that they too are promising to end the sale of location data to third-parties, something that the carrier had previously expressed but had yet to get around to.In a statement made to CNET, Sprint said, “Last year we decided to end our arrangements with data aggregators, but assessed that the negative impacts to customers for services like roadside assistance and bank fraud alerts/protection that would result required a different approach. We implemented new, more stringent safeguard

AT&T to end all location-data sales to data brokers

AT&T says it will stop selling all location data from mobile phones to brokers following a report that companies are still selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge.

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Phys.org

Phone companies are selling your location data. Now some lawmakers want a federal investigation.

A report from Motherboard on major U.S. wireless carriers revealed the shadowy business of collecting and reselling phone location data.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from The Washington Post

Sprint Also Promises To End Sale Of Location Data To Third Parties

Recently both AT&T and T-Mobile have announced that they will be ending the sale of location data of their customers to third-party companies. This was hot on the heels of a report from ...

Thu 17 Jan 19 from Ubergizmo

Sprint follows T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon by promising to stop selling user location data

Motherboard dropped a bombshell last week when it revealed that mobile carriers have been selling their customers' live location data to third parties.

Wed 16 Jan 19 from Techspot

Sprint is the latest carrier to stop selling location data

Sprint has announced that it will cease selling users' location data to third parties, following similar moves made by Verizon (Engadget's parent company), T-Mobile and AT&T. ...

Wed 16 Jan 19 from Engadget

AT&T Promises To Cut Off All Location Data Sharing In March

Recently there was an article published on Motherboard which revealed that for just $300, a bounty hunter was able to quickly and accurately obtain the location of a phone. This is apparently ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Ubergizmo

AT&T will sever ties with location aggregators as well

Earlier this week, a Motherboard report described just how it easy it was for anyone to get the location of another person's phone. By handing over $300 to a bounty hunter, the ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Engadget

AT&T is cutting off all location-data sharing ties by March - CNET

After senators called the practice an invasion of privacy, the mobile carrier is ending the service.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from CNET

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