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Verizon Makes SIM Swapping Hard. Why Doesn’t AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile?
Verizon employs different security procedures when porting a phone number to a different SIM card than the other carriers. This is making SIM swapping attacks harder to perform against Verizon customers.
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AT&T Says Customers Can’t Sue the Company for Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters
Due to the contract fine print, AT&T says customers must instead deal with the company privately rather than in court.
3 days ago
20,000 AT&T Employees Are Striking
After months of stalled contract negotiations and layoffs, workers have had enough.
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T-Mobile ‘Put My Life in Danger’ Says Woman Stalked With Black Market Location Data
Telecom giants are giving up customers' real-time location data to stalkers and bounty hunters. Now, Motherboard speaks to a victim.
Senator Wyden to AT&T and T-Mobile: You Don’t Need to Store So Much Customer Data
Wyden sent letters to AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint urging them to reduce the time that they retain sensitive customer data.
Data Broker LocationSmart Will Fight Class Action Lawsuit Over Selling AT&T 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.
EFF Hits AT&T With Class Action Lawsuit for Selling Customers’ Location to Bounty Hunters
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.
The Connection Between a Deadly Gunfight and Phone Location Data
In the span of six seconds and 20 gunshots and three dead bodies hit the ground of a Nissan dealership in Texas. And somebody was tracking one of their cell phones remotely.
Nationwide Outage Meant AT&T Customers Couldn't Dial 911
Police across the country reported the issue on Tuesday morning. Last year, AT&T was fined $5 million for outages that prevented 911 calls in 2017
AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile Hit With FCC Complaint Over Sale of Phone Location Data
The Open Technology Institute, Free Press, and the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology filed the complaint Friday after multiple Motherboard and New York Times investigations.
Company Advertised American, Canadian, Indian Phone Location Data for Sale
TeleSign’s advertisement highlights how the sale of phone location data is not restricted just to the United States.
AT&T Homepage Mistakenly Warns Users of a Non-Existent Data Breach
The boilerplate FAQ is an interesting peek behind the curtain at how companies prepare for data breaches, and at how they pre-plan their apologies.