Senators call for investigation of phone companies selling location data - CNET (page 2)

On a December afternoon seven years ago, I showed up on the doorstep of Carrier IQ totally unannounced. The controversial company had been accused of providing AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile with the means to track users’ phones and log their personal data using a secret app that users couldn’t remove. (I was naďve enough to think that I’d crack that wide open just by showing up.) At the time, Carrier IQ was a scandal that appeared to be getting resolved by device makers and OS vendors, thanks to pressure from Congress. But now, it seems, we take it for granted that cell carriers know where our phones are, and we merely expect that data to be kept private. A new report from Motherboard shows that we definitely shouldn’t make that assumption.... Continue reading…

Senators call for investigation of phone companies selling location data - CNET

T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T know where you are. Lawmakers want them to stop selling that information.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from CNET

Carriers pledge again to close data access after location-tracking scandal

Sprint and T-Mobile said they were taking steps to crack down on the misuse of customer location data after an investigation this week found how easy it was for third parties to ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from The Verge

T-Mobile blocks aggregator following customer location tracking scandal

T-Mobile has blocked requests submitted by Zumigo from accessing device location data, according to Gizmodo. The carrier has cut off the controversial company known for being a data ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Engadget

Location data sold by major cell providers is ending up in the hands of unauthorized individuals

To be clear, we're not implying carriers are selling your data directly to said individuals. Quite the opposite - cell providers are likely completely oblivious to the information's final destination.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Techspot

T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T are under fire for selling customer location data

A report published on Tuesday by Motherboard showed that by paying a bounty hunter $300, a reporter was able to locate the cell phone of T-Mobile customer who consented to be part of the test.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Daily Mail

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Caught Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters

AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are selling your location data, with precious little concern for who eventually buys it. The post T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Caught Selling Location Data ...

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Extremetech

Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data

Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use ...

Wed 9 Jan 19 from TechCrunch

It's way too easy for bounty hunters to get your phone location data

Wireless carriers are supposed to keep a tight leash on your location information, but that's not the case in practice. Motherboard has learned that network location data is reaching ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Engadget

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T still selling your location data, report says

Phone location data is sold on black market, Motherboard investigation finds.

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Arstechnica

Carriers can sell your location to bounty hunters because ISP privacy is broken

On a December afternoon seven years ago, I showed up on the doorstep of Carrier IQ totally unannounced. The controversial company had been accused of providing AT&T, Sprint, ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from The Verge

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