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tech-power

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.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
Podcast

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.
Motherboard Staff
7.11.19
security

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
Joseph Cox
7.2.19
security

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.
Joseph Cox
6.14.19
security

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.
Joseph Cox
6.5.19
Hacking

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.21.19
Hacking

AT&T Contractors and a Verizon Employee Charged With Helping SIM Swapping Criminal Ring

The indictments show that sometimes stealing phone numbers to hack accounts is an inside job.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.13.19
location data

Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Selling Customers’ Location Data

The lawsuits come after a Motherboard investigation showed AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile sold phone location data that ended up with bounty hunters, and The New York Times covered an instance of Verizon selling data.
Joseph Cox
5.4.19
location data

FCC Commissioner Demands Answers from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon on Phone Location Data

The demands are the latest move to pressure telecom companies, who said they would stop the sale of location data to third parties after Motherboard’s coverage.
Joseph Cox
5.1.19
location data

After Telcos Shut Off Bounty Hunters, Scammers Sell Fake 'Phone Pings'

After Motherboard’s investigation led to telcos stopping their sale of phone location data, apparent scammers are exploiting a void in the private investigator industry.
Joseph Cox
5.1.19
big telecom

In Letters To Senate, Wireless Carriers Downplay Their Latest Location Data Scandal

Carriers insist location data scams are rare and they do their best to police them. Government investigators may want to confirm that claim.
Karl Bode
4.18.19
privacy

T-Mobile Reveals More Location Data Abuse Following Questions from Senator Wyden

“It is now abundantly clear that you have failed to be good stewards of your customers’ private location information,” Senator Wyden wrote in a letter addressed to AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon.
Joseph Cox
3.13.19
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