These Carriers Say They’ll Stop Selling Your Location Data
Following a Motherboard investigation this week that revealed how wireless customers’ phone locations were sold to bounty hunters, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T have all pledged to completely end the practice. The announcement came shortly after U.S. lawmakers, spurred by the report, called on the Federal Communications Commission to look into the alleged breach of privacy.
Do the companies mean it, though? That’s the thing: It’s the second time in the past year that they’ve made such a pledge. It even sparked Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden to tweet that they appeared to be “empty promises.”