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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EFF Says LA’s Scooter Location Data Could Unmask Individual Riders
This month, the Los Angeles Department for Transportation will enter the next phase of collecting the real-time location of scooters like Lime and Bird.
Scooter Companies Split on Giving Real-Time Location Data to Los Angeles
Uber, which is pushing back against the requests for real-time location data of its JUMP scooters, was granted a provisional, month-long permit, while other companies received a full-year license.
What A-GPS Data Is (and Why Wireless Carriers Most Definitely Shouldn’t Be Selling It)
A Motherboard investigation found that telecom companies are selling their customers' "assisted GPS" data, which is intended for first responders answering 911 calls.
We Could Easily Stop Location Data Scandals, But We Cower to Lobbyists Instead
Your daily habits are collected, sold, and abused by a universe of shady middlemen—and the government couldn’t care less.
How cops hack into your phone without a warrant
A murky web of federal and state statutes determine how easily cops can access data on Americans’ cell phones.
Isabella McKinley Corbo