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9.19.19

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.

9.19.19

AT&T Says Customers Can’t Sue the Company for Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters

Due to the contract fine print, AT&T says customers must instead deal with the company privately rather than in court.

9.13.19

T-Mobile Has a Secret Setting to Protect Your Account From Hackers That It Refuses to Talk About

T-Mobile’s little known NOPORT setting can protect your phone number from SIM swapping.

8.21.19

T-Mobile ‘Put My Life in Danger’ Says Woman Stalked With Black Market Location Data

Telecom giants are giving up customers' real-time location data to stalkers and bounty hunters. Now, Motherboard speaks to a victim.

8.8.19

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.

7.26.19

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.

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7.18.19

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.

7.18.19

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.

7.16.19

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.

7.11.19

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.

6.26.19

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.

6.14.19

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.

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