senator ron wyden

security

DMVs Are Selling Your Data to Private Investigators

You gave them your data in exchange for a driver’s license. DMVs are making tens of millions of dollars selling it, documents obtained by Motherboard show.
Joseph Cox
9.6.19
tech-power

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.
Joseph Cox
8.8.19
security

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.
Joseph Cox
6.26.19
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
SURVEILLANCE

Big Telecom Sold Highly Sensitive Customer GPS Data Typically Used for 911 Calls

A Motherboard investigation has found that around 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customer location data.
Joseph Cox
2.6.19
SURVEILLANCE

Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Customer Location Data for Years

Documents show that bail bond companies used a secret phone tracking service to make tens of thousands of location requests.
Joseph Cox
2.6.19
SURVEILLANCE

Sprint to Stop Selling Location Data to Third Parties After Motherboard Investigation

After AT&T and T-Mobile said they would stop selling their customers’ phone location data to third parties, Sprint followed suit. A Motherboard investigation found all three telcos selling data that ultimately ended up in the hands of bounty hunters.
Joseph Cox
1.16.19
SURVEILLANCE

AT&T to Stop Selling Location Data to Third Parties After Motherboard Investigation

After Motherboard found that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are selling their customers' phone location data ultimately to bounty hunters, AT&T has decided to stop service for all location aggregators, an essential part of the data supply chain.
Joseph Cox
1.10.19
SURVEILLANCE

Senators Call on FCC To Investigate T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters

After Motherboard’s article, Senators Kamala Harris, Mark Warner, and Ron Wyden are coming out against telcos who are selling their customers' location data.
Joseph Cox
1.9.19
BROKEN NETWORKS

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.
Joseph Cox
6.19.18
Civil Liberties

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden threatens to filibuster if Trump goes after encryption

Jason Leopold
11.17.16
Hacking

It's Not ‘Malware’ When We Have a Warrant, FBI Says

The government is trying to downplay the hacking code it used to identify thousands of anonymous Tor users under a single warrant.
Janus Rose
5.22.16