Bounty hunters tracked people secretly using US phone giantsí location data

Remember last month, when we learned that AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint had not immediately fulfilled their promises to stop selling the real-time location of your phone to shady third-parties, and a black market had sprung up to meet the demands of even shadier individuals who might like to know where you are? Well, Motherboard is doubling down on the investigation that revealed these things, and today itís reporting that the scandal may be larger than we thought. Youíll probably want to take a look at their full story, but the gist is this: until late 2017, a second-hand data broker called LocationSmart sold data to a third-hand data broker known as CerCareOne, which in turn let as many as 250 bounty hunters and bail bondsman find an AT&T,... Continue reading…

Selling 911 location data is illegalóUS carriers reportedly did it anyway

AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint sale of GPS data called "unquestionably illegal."

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Arstechnica

Bombshell report finds cellphone carriers sell your location data to bounty hunters

A shocking new investigation has found hundreds of bounty hunters had access to highly sensitive user data - and it was sold to them by almost every major U.S. wireless carrier.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

Carriers were selling your location data to bounty hunters for years

Remember the controversy surrounding mobile networks that were selling your location data to bounty hunters? A new report at Motherboard says that the problem was far worse than the ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Engadget

Carriers selling your location to bounty hunters: It was worse than we thought

Remember last month, when we learned that AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint had not immediately fulfilled their promises to stop selling the real-time location of your phone to shady ...

Wed 6 Feb 19 from The Verge

Wireless carriers sold location data used by 250 bounty hunters

Motherboard found that the sale of location data from AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile is far more prevalent than originally thought. A new report shows that the wireless carriers’ sale ...

Wed 6 Feb 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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