AT&T Contractors and a Verizon Employee Charged With Helping SIM Swapping Criminal Ring
The indictments show that sometimes stealing phone numbers to hack accounts is an inside job.
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.
In Letters To Senate, Wireless Carriers Downplay Their Latest Location Data Scandal
Carriers insist location data scams are rare and they do their best to police them. Government investigators may want to confirm that claim.
5G May Never Live up to the Hype
5G will provide faster speeds to urban users, but cost and widespread availability could remain stumbling blocks for many years to come.
The Cash-Strapped Museum Embraced by Cops and Corporations
Just a few months after opening, the shaky existence of the National Museum of Law Enforcement suggests that the one-topic museum may exist in a country disinterested in its message.
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No One Trusts Big Telecom to Build a Better Broadband Access Map
After years of opposing measures that would make broadband availability maps better, a telecom trade group says it is "leading the charge" on creating a better map.
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.
Data Broker That Sold Phone Locations Used by Bounty Hunters Lobbied FCC to Scrap User Consent
Zumigo, which sold the location data of American cell phone users, wanted the FCC to remove requirements around user consent.
CYBER Podcast: How We Learned Big Telecom Was Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters
We discuss the behind-the-scenes process of how we learned AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint were ultimately selling users’ location data to bounty hunters, and Senator Ron Wyden explains what he plans to do next.
Verizon Is Making It Harder for Teachers to Contact Students Who Don’t Have Smartphones
Verizon’s new fees on app to phone long code messages was designed to counter robotexts, not stop teachers from assigning homework.
Google Demanded That T-Mobile, Sprint Not Sell Google Fi Customers' Location Data
Google’s phone, text, and data service relies on infrastructure provided by T-Mobile and Sprint. A Motherboard investigation found both telcos selling customers’ location data that ultimately ended up in the hands of bounty hunters.