Verizon and other telcos have been selling phone location data to companies catering to marketers and low level law enforcement. Now, Verizon says it is cutting ties with certain firms that abused that data access.
A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.
The Federal Communications Commission is hoping to strike a compromise by making it affordable for inmates to call their loved ones while still allowing prison phone giants to turn a profit.
The prohibitive price of jail phonecalls cuts prisoners off from the outside world. Last week some costs were capped, but there's a still long way to go.