AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile selling customers' real-time locations: report [telecom]

Data ends up in hands of property managers, bail agents, 'bounty hunters,' report says.

By Ethan Baron

If like most people you keep your cell phone handy, your mobile- service provider knows where you are nearly all the time. And several major cell companies are selling that information to firms that sell it onward in a practice that could let stalkers and criminals find out your location in real time, according to a new report.

"A wide variety of companies can access cell phone location data, and ... the information trickles down from cell phone providers to a wide array of smaller players, who don't necessarily have the correct safeguards in place to protect that data," Motherboard reported Jan. 8.

formatting link

Reply to
Bill Horne
Loading thread data ... Forums website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.