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After broken promise, AT&T says itll stop selling phone location data

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Jan 11, 2019 12:20 PM 3+ mon ago

After broken promise, AT&T says it?ll stop selling phone location data

Data ended up on black market--now carriers say they'll halt sales in March.

Mobile carriers are again promising to stop selling your phone location data to other companies--this time for real.

The four major carriers pledged to stop selling customer location data to third-party data brokers in June 2018, but a Motherboard investigation published this week found that T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T were still doing so.

Earlier this week, AT&T said it "only permit[s] sharing of location when a customer gives permission for cases like fraud prevention or emergency roadside assistance or when required by law." But the Motherboard investigation showed that the data was being re-sold on the black market, allowing pretty much anyone to get the location of other people's phones.

"Last year we stopped most location aggregation services while maintaining some that protect our customers, ...

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arstechnica.com     10+ mon ago

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AT&T says it?ll stop selling location data amid calls for federal investigation

AT&T says it?ll stop selling location data amid calls for federal investigation

syracuse.com     3+ mon ago

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...

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freerepublic.com     3+ mon ago

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breitbart.com     3+ mon ago

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AT&T says itll stop selling location data amid calls for investigation...

AT&T says it'll stop selling location data amid calls for investigation...

philly.com     3+ mon ago

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...

Verizon to stop selling phone location data to third...

dailymail.co.uk     10+ mon ago

By Sheila Dang June 19 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will stop selling its customers' phone location data to third parties after an investigation by a U.S. Senator found law enforcement agenc...

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dailynews.com     10+ mon ago

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Verizon to stop selling phone location data to third parties

reuters.com     10+ mon ago

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cnbc.com     10+ mon ago

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T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T still selling your location data, report says

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arstechnica.com     3+ mon ago

In June 2018, all four major US wireless carriers pledged to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data brokers. The carriers were pressured into...

Verizon and AT&T will stop selling your phone s location to data brokers

arstechnica.com     10+ mon ago

Share this story Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data brokers, following a security problem that leaked the real-time loca...

UPDATE 2-Verizon to stop selling phone location data to third parties

reuters.com     10+ mon ago

Verizon to stop selling phone location data to third parties 2 Min Read (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will stop selling its customers phone location data to third parties after an investig...

UPDATE 1-Verizon to stop selling phone location data to third parties

reuters.com     10+ mon ago

Verizon to stop selling phone location data to third parties 2 Min Read (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will stop selling its customers phone location data to third parties after an investig...

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gizmodo.com     3+ mon ago

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engadget.com     10+ mon ago

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upi.com     3+ mon ago

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pcmag.com     3+ mon ago

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cnet.com     3+ mon ago

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Verizon to stop sharing phone-location data to third parties

reuters.com     10+ mon ago

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engadget.com     3+ mon ago

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Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data...

cnet.com     9+ mon ago

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Sprint becomes the last major US carrier to stop selling location data

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cnet.com     3+ mon ago

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

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washingtontimes.com     3+ mon ago

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 cu...

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

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phys.org     3+ mon ago

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Selling 911 location data is illegal?US carriers reportedly did it anyway

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

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abcnews.go.com     3+ mon ago

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nymag.com     3+ mon ago

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Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers

townhall.com     10+ mon ago

Share Tweet Verizon and AT&T have pledged to stop providing information on phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endanger...

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sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com     10+ mon ago

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Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data in win for privacy

freerepublic.com     9+ mon ago

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infowars.com     9+ mon ago

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