Cellphone Location Tracking
X-Mode collected data from Muslim Pro and other apps.
The move comes after Motherboard’s investigation into how X-Mode gathered data from a hugely popular Muslim app.
The DEA cancelled its contract with Venntel, which obtains granular location data from ordinary apps and sells access to law enforcement agencies.
New documents show how Venntel, which sells some of its location data to ICE, CBP, and the FBI, obtains the information from ordinary apps.
Motherboard obtained IRS documents describing the sale of a database of smartphone movements.
The IRS used smartphone location data from a contractor to try to track Americans without a warrant.
The data comes from hundreds of ordinary apps installed on peoples’ phones around the world.
Due to the contract fine print, AT&T says customers must instead deal with the company privately rather than in court.
Telecom giants are giving up customers' real-time location data to stalkers and bounty hunters. Now, Motherboard speaks to a victim.
Wyden sent letters to AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint urging them to reduce the time that they retain sensitive customer data.
Earlier this week the EFF and a law firm filed a class action lawsuit against AT&T and two data brokers. Now one of those data companies says it'll fight the lawsuit.
The lawsuit, which comes after multiple Motherboard investigations into phone location data selling, is seeking an injunction against AT&T which would try to enforce the deletion of any sold data.