US telcos caught selling your location data again: Senator demands new laws

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  1. ronjor

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    By Liam Tung | January 9, 2019
     
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    Reminds me of the Facebook scandals. At least Google and Apple don't outright sell your data, but just sell services that rely on it. Microsoft too, I think.

    And this business is just so predictable, it's disgusting :thumbd:
     
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    The hand-wringing excuses that it was those naughty people downstream's fault is exceptionally nauseating, akin to FB's dissemination to 3rd parties. Didn't work for Henry II either.

    The reality is that these people are making a land-grab and seeing how far they can get, making it very difficult to revoke all the land-grab. They will never get properly sanctioned.
     
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    "AT&T says it’ll stop selling location data amid calls for federal investigation

    AT&T said Thursday that it will stop selling its customers' location data to third-party service providers after a report this week said the information was winding up in the wrong hands.

    The announcement follows sharp demands by federal lawmakers for an investigation into the alleged misuse of data, which came to light when Motherboard revealed a complex chain of unauthorized information sharing that ended with a bounty hunter successfully tracking down a reporter's device..."

    http://www.philly.com/news/nation-w...mid-calls-federal-investigation-20190111.html
     
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    Congress asks FCC for emergency briefing on ending location data sales
    https://www.cnet.com/news/congress-asks-fcc-for-emergency-briefing-on-ending-location-data-sales/
     
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    New York City to Consider Banning Sale of Cellphone Location Data
    July 23, 2019
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/23/nyregion/cellphone-tracking-location-data.html
     
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    T-Mobile ‘Put My Life in Danger’ Says Woman Stalked With Black Market Location Data
    Telecom giants are giving up customers' real-time location data to stalkers and bounty hunters
    August 21, 2019

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/...ger-says-victim-of-black-market-location-data
     
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