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.
Black Market T-Mobile Location Data Tied to Spot of a Triple Murder
In 2017, two bounty hunters and a fugitive died in a chaotic shoot-out. Shortly after their deaths, someone started tracking one of the bounty hunter's phones.
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.
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.
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.
This SIM Card Forces All of Your Mobile Data Through Tor
"This is about sticking a middle finger up to mobile filtering, mass surveillance."
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.
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.
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.
The FBI Now Needs a Warrant to Use Stingray Cell Phone Trackers
New policy improves transparency and better protects privacy.
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.