Report: Cellphone companies are still selling customers' location data and lawmakers want to know why


by TheBlaze

TheBlaze— Some lawmakers want answers on why cellphone data from users across the country is still being sold to third parties. What prompted this? Their comments are coming in response to a report by the website Motherboard that shows T-Mobile, AT&T;, Sprint, and other companies are still selling location data to third parties. The information is not only a privacy violation, it can easily fall into the hands of criminals and others looking to harass people, the investigation found. "This is...

www.washingtonpost.com—Phone companies are selling your location data. Now some lawmakers want a federal investigation.. A report from Motherboard on major U.S. wireless carriers revealed the shadowy business of collecting and reselling phone location data.

New York Post—Cell companies are still selling your real-time location data. A new bombshell report from Joseph Cox over at Motherboard details how carriers like Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile are all in the business of selling real-time location data of subscribers. While this in and of itself isn’t a new development, Motherboard reveals that this location data far too often ends up in the hands of

Ars Technica—T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T still selling your location data, report says. Phone location data is sold on black market, Motherboard investigation finds.