cellphone tracking

security

FCC Commissioners Say the Agency Won’t Tell Them About Phone Location Data Investigation

Ajit Pai’s FCC cares more about the privacy of its investigation than the privacy of consumers, one says.
Joseph Cox
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
tor

This SIM Card Forces All of Your Mobile Data Through Tor

"This is about sticking a middle finger up to mobile filtering, mass surveillance."
Joseph Cox
10.22.18
State of Surveillance

Supreme Court Says Cops Need to Get a Warrant to Get Your Phone Location Data

In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court changed the course of history, siding with privacy activists and giving Americans stronger privacy protections in the digital age.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.22.18
supreme court

The Future of Digital Privacy Will Be Determined by This Radio Shack Robbery Case

Law enforcement obtained 127 days worth of cellphone records from Timothy Carpenter without a warrant. The Supreme Court will decide now if that was legal.
Louise Matsakis
11.29.17
News

Here's a Picture of a Phone-Tracking Device That We've Never Seen in the Wild

The leaked picture confirms that cops and feds hide these powerful surveillance devices inside police cars.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.22.16
News

The FBI Now Needs a Warrant to Use Stingray Cell Phone Trackers

New policy improves transparency and better protects privacy.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.3.15
New York

Police Can't Hide Key Docs on Cell Phone Trackers, Court Rules

The decision is seen as "a win" for privacy activists and the American public.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.17.15