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

8 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

The change is being made after the system was used to track people without their consent.
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Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will stop selling your location information to data brokers

8 monthes ago   |   By Technology Review


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

8 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...
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Could The Verizon Location Data Sale Have Compromised US Spy Networks?

8 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.
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Verizon, AT&T Will Halt Broker Location Data Sales

8 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...
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U.S. carriers commit to stop selling customer location data to brokers

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

8 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...
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Verizon Reselling Its Customers' Locations Is A Reminder We Are All Just Data For Sale

8 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
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T-Mobile and Sprint pitch FCC on the merits of their merger

8 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...
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Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have stopped selling their customers' location data

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

8 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...
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