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Verizon and AT&T will no longer sell customer location data to third party data brokers

3 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

In a letter sent to Senator Ron Wyden , the nation's largest carrier, Verizon Wireless, said that it will stop selling its customers' location data to third party data brokers. Following reports of Verizon's decision, the second largest wireless operator, AT&T, agreed to follow suit. The data reveals the location of subscribers using a wireless device, and without their permission, the information is sold to data brokers who sell access to the data.
Wyden started questioning this practice after a story surfaced about a former sheriff from Mississippi ...
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AT&T to Also Drop Location-Data Sales to Third Parties

AT&T to Also Drop Location-Data Sales to Third Parties

3 monthes ago   |   By Phone Scoop

AT&T today said it, too, will cease the sale of subscriber location information to outside companies. The move follows an identical change made by Verizon earlier today. "Our top priority is to protect our customers' information, and, to that end, we will be ending our work with aggregators for these services as soon as practical in a way that preserves important, potential lifesaving services like emergency roadside assistance," said AT&T in a statement provided to The Verge. Carriers are under fire because one of the third-party companies exposed the real-time location data of millions...
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AT&T to follow Verizon in ending its sale of user location data to third-party brokers

AT&T to follow Verizon in ending its sale of user location data to third-party brokers

3 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

AT&T says it will end its practice of selling real-time user location data to third-party brokers after its primary competitor Verizon agreed to do the same earlier today. “Our top priority is to protect our customers' information, and, to that end, we will be ending our work with aggregators for these services as soon as practical in a way that preserves important, potential lifesaving services like emergency roadside assistance,” reads a statement from an AT&T spokesperson given to The Verge .
Following pressure from lawmakers, specifically Sen. Ron Wyden , Verizon said this morning that...
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Verizon to Cease Sharing Phone Location with Other Companies

3 monthes ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Verizon Communications today said it will stop making customer location data available to third-party apps and services. The decision follows last month's revelation that third-party companies didn't always properly protect this data. LocationSmart, for example, exposed the real-time location of millions of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless customers without their consent. Accuracy of the location data was as good as a few hundred yards. The breach caught the attention of lawmakers, including Sen. Ron Wyden, who wanted the matter invested. "When these issues were brought to our...
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Verizon is cutting off its location-data sharing contracts - CNET

3 monthes ago   |   By CNET

Tracking companies will have to find another way to find you now.
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Verizon to stop sharing phone-location data to third parties

3 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

Verizon Communications Inc has decided to stop sharing phone-location data of its customers to third parties, the largest U.S. wireless company said on Tuesday.
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Verizon will stop selling real-time location data to third-party brokers

Verizon will stop selling real-time location data to third-party brokers

3 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Verizon has pledged to stop selling data that can pinpoint the location of its mobile users to third-party intermediaries, according to The Associated Press. Verizon is the first carrier to end the controversial practice after Sen. Ron Wyden revealed that one of the companies that purchased the real-time location-tracking data from carriers wasn't verifying if its users had legal permission to track cellphone users through its service.
In a letter to carriers and the FCC, Sen. Wyden said that Securus Technologies - a company that mainly monitors phone calls to inmates in jails and prisons...
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Verizon to end location data sales to brokers

3 monthes ago   |   By Phys.org

Verizon is pledging to stop sales through intermediaries of data that pinpoints the location of mobile phones to outside companies, the Associated Press has learned.
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