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After broken promise, AT&T says it'll stop selling phone location data

5 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Mobile carriers are again promising to stop selling your phone location data to other companies-this time, for real.
The four major carriers pledged to stop selling customer location data to third-party data brokers in June 2018, but a Motherboard investigation published this week found that T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T were still doing so.
Earlier this week, AT&T said it "only permitsharing of location when a customer gives permission for cases like fraud prevention or emergency roadside assistance or when required by law." But the...
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Pressure From Congress Forces AT&T To Stop Sharing Your Location-Data

Pressure From Congress Forces AT&T To Stop Sharing Your Location-Data

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

AT&T will cut all ties to aggregation services that it was using to sell its customers location-data.
Earlier this week, an investigation surfaced showing that AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint were all selling your location data to other companies. Selling of this data is not a huge surprise, this data is valuable and that's how these companies are able to make even more money. What was surprising was how easy it was for someone else to get ahold of your location data. The investigation, conducted by Motherboard, found that for $300, they could hire a bounty hunter to hunt someone down using...
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