US carriers selling access to your real-time location data

  By Thom Holwerda - Posted on 2018-05-16 20:28:00 UTC at http://OSNews.com

Four of the largest cell giants in the US are selling your real-time location data [https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-cell-carriers-selling-access-to-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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