Against All Common Sense, FCC Approves T-Mobile-Sprint Merger
40 years of US telecom history shows that mindless telecom mergers kill jobs, worsen service, and raise prices. So why are we still doing this?
Verizon Makes SIM Swapping Hard. Why Doesn’t AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile?
Verizon employs different security procedures when porting a phone number to a different SIM card than the other carriers. This is making SIM swapping attacks harder to perform against Verizon customers.
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.
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.