Verizon pledges to stop some selling of phone-location data [telecom]

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* Verizon is committing to stop selling data to outsiders through
  intermediaries that can pinpoint the location of mobile phones.

* It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from the
  business practice.

* The data has allowed third parties to track wireless devices without
  their owners' knowledge or consent.

Verizon is pledging to stop selling data to outsiders through
intermediaries that can pinpoint the location of mobile phones, the
Associated Press has learned.

It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from a
business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering
privacy. The data has allowed third parties to track wireless devices
without their owners' knowledge or consent.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/19/verizon-pledges-to-stop-some-selling-of-phone-location-data.html

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