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.
Experts Say the DOJ Justification for T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Approval Is a Joke
The DOJ’s proposed plan to protect competition will do nothing of the sort, industry watchers say.
Data Broker LocationSmart Will Fight Class Action Lawsuit Over Selling AT&T Data
Earlier this week the EFF and a law firm filed a class action lawsuit against AT&T and two data brokers. Now one of those data companies says it'll fight the lawsuit.
Someone Hacked My T-Mobile Account and T-Mobile Won’t Talk About It
Cell phone carriers still have a long way to go before making your accounts truly secure.
EFF Hits AT&T With Class Action Lawsuit for Selling Customers’ Location to Bounty Hunters
The lawsuit, which comes after multiple Motherboard investigations into phone location data selling, is seeking an injunction against AT&T which would try to enforce the deletion of any sold data.
The Connection Between a Deadly Gunfight and Phone Location Data
In the span of six seconds and 20 gunshots and three dead bodies hit the ground of a Nissan dealership in Texas. And somebody was tracking one of their cell phones remotely.
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.
AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile Hit With FCC Complaint Over Sale of Phone Location Data
The Open Technology Institute, Free Press, and the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology filed the complaint Friday after multiple Motherboard and New York Times investigations.
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.
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.