Remembering last month that AT & T, T-Mobile and Sprint did not immediately fulfill their promise not to sell mobile phone real-time locations to shaded third parties
The motherboard doubled the investigation that uncovered these, and today we are reporting it. Scandals can be bigger than we thought. By the end of 2017, an indirect data broker called LocationSmart sold its data to a third data broker called CerCareOne. 250 bounty hunters and bail creditors seek real-time locations for AT & T, T-Mobile or Sprint mobile phones for a fee.
In addition to the data I shared with Zumigo and Microbilt, the second and third data brokers I learned last month, I have probably outsourced real-time location data out of my limb. Perhaps the source of the motherboard You suggested selling access to GPS tracking data. Originally designed to help you find victims more quickly and accurately, the 911 Emergency Service combines location data from cellular networks and satellites simultaneously to locate your cell phone.
When the motherboard
interviewed a few bail creditors, they always claimed they had it. Explicit consent to be tracked in this manner if the customer omits the bond. But obviously not all Jews are so meticulous, otherwise they will not be in the black market.
All this happened in the past.
Motherboard says LocationSmart and its anonymous source say CerCareOne no longer shares location data. AT & T says The Vertge is over two years ago.
And at least according to the carriers, this saga will soon be over. Last month, all three carriers promised T-Mobile and AT & T to finalize their March deadline and end their sales of location data. Verizon has told
The Verge that he has already stopped working, except for sharing with the roadside assistance company.
T-Mobile and Sprint did not do this immediately. We responded to our request for the latest
motherboard story, but AT & T shared the following message:
I do not know the abuse of this service that ended two years ago. After reporting misuse by other location services associated with aggregators, we decided to remove all location aggregation services, including the obvious benefits of consumers.
We hope to delay outsourcing access to real-time locations. But if you think OK until the shippers are proved otherwise, I wonder if any other unwanted practices will take place.