AT&T to end all location-data sales to data brokers

Recently there was an article published on Motherboard which revealed that for just $300, a bounty hunter was able to quickly and accurately obtain the location of a phone. This is apparently due to the location data sharing deals that carriers have with certain companies, in which the issue was that it wasnít regulated properly as to who could use said data.In response to the article, AT&T has since announced that they will be cutting off all location data sharing ties this coming March, promising that they will no longer be selling your location data to aggregation services even if it means that it could break certain useful and beneficial services.According to a statement made to CNET, AT&T said, “Last year we stopped most location aggregation services while maintaining some that protect our customers, such as roadside assistance and fraud prevention. In light of recent reports about the misuse of location services, we have decided to eliminate all location aggregation services – even

AT&T to end all location-data sales to data brokers

AT&T says it will stop selling all location data from mobile phones to brokers following a report that companies are still selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge.

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Phys.org

Phone companies are selling your location data. Now some lawmakers want a federal investigation.

A report from Motherboard on major U.S. wireless carriers revealed the shadowy business of collecting and reselling phone location data.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from The Washington Post

Sprint follows T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon by promising to stop selling user location data

Motherboard dropped a bombshell last week when it revealed that mobile carriers have been selling their customers' live location data to third parties.

8 hours ago from Techspot

Sprint is the latest carrier to stop selling location data

Sprint has announced that it will cease selling users' location data to third parties, following similar moves made by Verizon (Engadget's parent company), T-Mobile and AT&T. ...

11 hours ago from Engadget

AT&T Promises To Cut Off All Location Data Sharing In March

Recently there was an article published on Motherboard which revealed that for just $300, a bounty hunter was able to quickly and accurately obtain the location of a phone. This is apparently ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Ubergizmo

AT&T will sever ties with location aggregators as well

Earlier this week, a Motherboard report described just how it easy it was for anyone to get the location of another person's phone. By handing over $300 to a bounty hunter, the ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Engadget

AT&T is cutting off all location-data sharing ties by March - CNET

After senators called the practice an invasion of privacy, the mobile carrier is ending the service.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from CNET

Senators call for investigation of phone companies selling location data - CNET

T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T know where you are. Lawmakers want them to stop selling that information.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from CNET

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