Almost a year ago, a scandal of US mobile operators selling user location data was exposed. After that, all leading mobile operators in the country did not promise to share or sell users' data. But this promise turns out to be as fragile as a butterfly wing.
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is concerned about the carriers, who promised to interrupt these routines. The Senators said, "Big operators promised to end these routines, but there seems to have been more empty promises to consumers."
Mobile operators continue to sell user location data
According to a TechCrunch report, New Letters Published by the FCC shows that despite a year of investigation and anger, the carriers have only recently completed this practice. "
" We already knew that the carriers, like many large companies, simply could not trust. In January, it was clear that promises to "close", "quit" or "take steps to stop" the site-selling business were, should we say, on the empty page. Such as their assurances that these services were closely monitored ̵
" Likewise, the carriers took the time to shut down the arrangement they had in place, and communication on the process has been rare and insufficient. "
What the Letters Bring Out?
AT & T
Like T-Mobile, AT&T also promised to abolish this practice in June 2018, but ended most of March 2019. The carrier continues to sell fraud prevention data
T-Mobile 19659002] The company promised to terminate the exercise in May and June 2018, but stopped it in March 2019.
Promised to cancel contracts in June 2018.
] Sprint still sells position data. The company says it will stop selling to aggregators at the end of this month;
No longer selling data to aggregators from November 2018.
No longer selling data to the aggregates from November 2018.
Still selling data to a road service until March 2019.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel posted these letters online, apparently Jessic a frustrated by delays and lack of communication from operators selling user location data.
Furthermore, she said that breach of customer privacy was unacceptable.
False promises to secure the user's privacy and data have exposed the malicious intent of mobile operators, who want to make more money. Although the law prevents them from selling and reselling position data, the authority reveals the darker shades of mobile companies.
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