Mobile > Wireless Communications

Verizon and AT&T to Limit Sales of Cellphone Location Data

3 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

The change is being made after the system was used to track people without their consent.
Read more ...

 

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will stop selling your location information to data brokers

3 monthes ago   |   By Technology Review


Read more ...

 

Sprint, T-Mobile Agree to Halt Sharing Location with Some Apps

3 monthes ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Following moves made earlier in the day by Verizon and AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have now said they also will cease sharing customer location data with certain third-party apps and services. Sprint said it is "beginning the process of terminating its current contracts with data aggregators to whom we provide location data." T-Mobile CEO John Legere tweeted, "I've personally evaluated this issue & have pledged that tmobile will not sell customer location data to shady middlemen." The matter rose to attention after some third-party location brokers left the real-time data of millions of...
Read more ...

 

Could The Verizon Location Data Sale Have Compromised US Spy Networks?

3 monthes ago   |   By Forbes

Verizon's resale of its customer location data poses not just a threat to the privacy of ordinary citizens, but in the hands of foreign powers could have jeopardized national security, raising the question of just how much other dangerous data is being bought and sold at this very moment.
Read more ...

 

Verizon, AT&T Will Halt Broker Location Data Sales

3 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Verizon and AT&T have now promised to take a more considerate approach to the handling of consumer location data, vowing to stop sales of the information to certain data brokers. The former company announced its intentions in a June 15 letter to an Oregon senator who had been looking into the practice. AT&T, meanwhile, quickly joined its rival as of June 19. According to Verizon , conducting business with LocationSmart and Zumigo resulted in the location data becoming available to no fewer than 75 other companies. Consumers had not been made aware of the situation and the deals ultimately...
Read more ...

 

U.S. carriers commit to stop selling customer location data to brokers

U.S. carriers commit to stop selling customer location data to brokers

3 monthes ago   |   By PhoneDog

AT&T and Verizon have confirmed that they will stop selling customer location data to brokers who then sell it to others.
Verizon confirmed the move in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden , who last month wrote letters to all four major U.S. carriers following some location data controversies that emerged in May. Verizon has told the brokers that it was working with, LocationSmart and Zumigo, that it will end their ability to access its customers' location data as soon as possible. These two brokers provided customer data to around 75 companies.
AT&T has also come out and confirmed that it, too...
Read more ...

 

Verizon Reselling Its Customers' Locations Is A Reminder We Are All Just Data For Sale

3 monthes ago   |   By Forbes

Verizon's resale of its customer location data reminds us that in our surveillance society there is no way to escape being bought and sold - if its free, you're paying for it by being turned into data, but even if you're paying for it, you're still probably being resold, but paying for the privilege
Read more ...

 

T-Mobile and Sprint pitch FCC on the merits of their merger

3 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

You've heard T-Mobile and Sprint try to sell you on their proposed merger, but it's now regulators' turn to get an earful. The two carriers have submitted their Public Interest Statement to the FCC outlining the claimed benefits of the union, and it...
Read more ...

 

Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have stopped selling their customers' location data

Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have stopped selling their customers' location data

3 monthes ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

In today's edition of "you probably didn't know this was still a thing but be glad it stopped," Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have all confirmed that they're cutting ties with some third-party data brokers to whom the wireless networks had been selling customer location data. All the major cell networks have long sold location data to third parties, who were supposed to vet how it was being used. It will come as no surprise to learn that the data was being misused across a number of brokers, and security researcher Brian Krebs even found that one data firm was enabling anyone to find location...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Wireless Communications      Data-Mining and Database Marketing      Cellular Telephones      Privacy      AT&T Inc      Verizon Communications Inc      Securus Technologies Inc      Sprint Nextel Corporation      T-Mobile US Inc      Mobile      AT&T News      Verizon News      5g      Acquisition      Carrier      Cordcutting      Fcc      Gear      Layer3      Merger      Mobile      Politics      Regulation      Sprint      T-mobile      Wireless      Security      AT&T      Sprint      T-Mobile      Verizon  


Galaxy A7 2018 debuts with triple cameras, side fingerprint button

Galaxy A7 2018 debuts with triple cameras, side fingerprint button

DJ Koh wasn't kidding. Samsung's mobile business chief shared that the company as pushing new features to its mid-range line first in order to appeal to millennials Now just a... Read more ...

Nokia 5.1 Plus coming to Flipkart on Sep 24. Retail box hints at probable...

Nokia 5.1 Plus coming to Flipkart on Sep 24. Retail box hints at probable pricing

Nokia 5.1 Plus may be yet another Flipkart exclusive Nokia smartphone in India as the retailer has got its page live. Flipkart promises Nokia 5.1 Plus price reveal at 2 PM on... Read more ...

Nokia 5.1 Plus unboxing & design comparison vs Nokia 6.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1 Plus unboxing & design comparison vs Nokia 6.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1 Plus will soon be released in Indian market making it the first market outside China where it will be available to buy. Here we are with the Nokia 5.1 Plus unboxing... Read more ...

Huawei Mate 20 Pro's AI camera features leak in APK teardown

Huawei Mate 20 Pro's AI camera features leak in APK teardown

Here's another Huawei Mate 20 Pro leak to add to today's tally. XDA-Developers uncovered some new features we might expect in the Mate 20 Pro based on information uncovered in... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note9 updated to disable Bixby button

Samsung Galaxy Note9 updated to disable Bixby button

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 is now receiving an update to the Bixby app that would let users change the way that the Bixby button behaves. We expected an update earlier this month... Read more ...

Nintendo now allows you to play your digital games across multiple Switch...

Nintendo now allows you to play your digital games across multiple Switch consoles

Nintendo Switch owners can finally play their digital games on multiple consoles. The functionality comes courtesy of Nintendo Switch Online, which launched late last night... Read more ...

OnePlus 6T leaks continue with image of rear cameras

OnePlus 6T leaks continue with image of rear cameras

Details on the OnePlus 6T have been trickling out in recent weeks, and today a little more info on the device has surfaced. A new render of the OnePlus 6T has leaked, and it... Read more ...

ESA and Nissan team to build off-road observatory for astronomers

ESA and Nissan team to build off-road observatory for astronomers

The European Space Agency has teamed with Nissan to develop an off-road mobile observatory capable of traveling to the world's darkest regions. The new vehicle, which is... Read more ...

Samsung Experience 10 to feature dark theme, card UI: report

Samsung Experience 10 to feature dark theme, card UI: report

While Android 9 Pie has to officially make its way to any of Samsung's latest crop of smartphones, a new report from XDA Developers has revealed that the South Korean... Read more ...

Amazon might open 3,000 Amazon Go cashier-less stores by 2021

Amazon might open 3,000 Amazon Go cashier-less stores by 2021

Recently, we were watching The First on Hulu and saw a character in the show walk into a store, pick up bed sheets, quickly checkout herself by scanning the item with her... Read more ...