FCC investigating website flaw that exposed mobile phone locations [telecom]

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By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said
on Friday it was referring reports that a website flaw could have
allowed the location of mobile phone customers to be tracked to its
enforcement bureau to investigate.

A security researcher said earlier this week that data from
LocationSmart, a California-based tech firm, could have been used to
track AT&T Inc (T.N), Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N), Sprint Corp
(S.N) and T-Mobile US (TMUS.O) mobile consumers within a few hundred
yards of their location and without their consent.


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