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US carriers selling access to your real-time location data
By Thom Holwerda on 2018-05-16 20:28:00

Four of the largest cell giants in the US are selling your real-time location data to a company that you've probably never heard about before.

In case you missed it, a senator last week sent a letter demanding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigate why Securus, a prison technology company, can track any phone "within seconds" by using data obtained from the country's largest cell giants, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, through an intermediary, LocationSmart.

Well, at least your messaging app is end-to-end encrypted, right?

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Shock
By computrius on 2018-05-16 21:31:22
Now, everyone who is shocked and surprised by this, raise your hand.
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RE: Shock
By grat on 2018-05-16 21:45:27
... and now they've been hacked!

... still not surprised.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_u...
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Comment by Sodki
By Sodki on 2018-05-16 22:27:09
Richard Stallman was right once again: https://mobile.slashdot.org/story...
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RE: Comment by Sodki
By Wondercool on 2018-05-16 23:33:46
He seems to be an asshole socially but has been right with every prediction he made sofar...
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Priorities
By Alfman on 2018-05-17 13:05:25
> Four of the largest cell giants in the US are selling your real-time location data to a company that you've probably never heard about before.

In case you missed it, a senator last week sent a letter demanding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigate why Securus, a prison technology company, can track any phone "within seconds" by using data obtained from the country's largest cell giants, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, through an intermediary, LocationSmart.



Sadly, advertisers probably would have had a better chance at finding this kid than 911. He died because they didn't know where he was.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/12/us...
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