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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.