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Carriers promise to stop selling your location to data brokers

4 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

Our smartphones have practically become extensions of our bodies and lives, holding the keys not just to our captured memories but, often, also to online accounts and even money. Most users take for granted how much of our data we let companies access through our smartphones but, sometimes, the long arm of the law does finally catch up with the...
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T-Mobile won't sell location data to ‘shady middlemen', says CEO John Legere

T-Mobile won't sell location data to ‘shady middlemen', says CEO John Legere

4 monthes ago   |   By TmoNews

Today several U.S. carriers committed to stop selling customer location data to brokers, and now T-Mobile CEO John Legere has chimed in on the matter. Legere has said that he's “personally evaluated” the issue involving user location data, pledging that T-Mo “will not sell customer location data to shady middlemen.” This issue came into the spotlight last month when it was discovered that the LocationSmart website would allow anyone to track the location of any...
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