Verizon Says It Will Stop Selling US Phone Data That Ended Up in Hands of Cops
Verizon and other telcos have been selling phone location data to companies catering to marketers and low level law enforcement. Now, Verizon says it is cutting ties with certain firms that abused that data access.
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Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US
A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.
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Trump's FCC pick voted to let prison phone companies price-gouge families
FCC says it's okay for prisoners to pay more than anyone else for phone calls
The Federal Communications Commission is hoping to strike a compromise by making it affordable for inmates to call their loved ones while still allowing prison phone giants to turn a profit.
Cutting the High Cost of Prison Phone Calls Could Also Reduce Reoffender Rates
The prohibitive price of jail phonecalls cuts prisoners off from the outside world. Last week some costs were capped, but there's a still long way to go.