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US Cell Carriers Still Selling User Location Data
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Quote:Now, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. shows that while LocationSmart faced the brunt of the criticism, few focused on the other big player in the location-tracking business, Zumigo. A payment of $300 and a phone number was enough for a bounty hunter to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. by obtaining his location using Zumigo’s location data, which was continuing to pay for access from most of the carriers.

Worse, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.sold that data on — like LocationSmart did with Securus — to other companies, like Microbilt, a Georgia-based credit reporting company, which in turn sells that data on to other firms that want that data. In this case, it was a bail bond company, whose bounty hunter was paid by Motherboard to track down the reporter — with his permission.
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