Tag Archives: LocationSmart

New report offers more info on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint customer location data being sold to bounty hunters

Remember that story that came out last month about T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint customer location data being bought by bounty hunters? Turns out that the issue may have been bigger than originally thought. A new report has shed more light on the situation involving the location data of major U.S. carriers being sold and trickling down to bounty hunters, including some people who accessed this data thousands of times. Motherboard explains that around 250 bounty … [read full article]

T-Mobile won’t sell location data to ‘shady middlemen’, says CEO John Legere

UPDATE: T-Mobile today sent me the following statement regarding this news: “We ended all transmission of customer data to Securus and are terminating our location aggregator agreements.”   ORIGINAL: Today several U.S. carriers committed to stop selling customer location data to brokers, and now T-Mobile CEO John Legere has chimed in on the matter. Legere has said that he’s “personally evaluated” the issue involving user location data, pledging that T-Mo “will not sell customer location data … [read full article]

LocationSmart website bug allowed anyone to view real-time location data of U.S. wireless customers

It was recently discovered that a bug with a particular website would allow anyone to see where a person and their cellphone were located. LocationSmart is a company that provides location data to companies that can be used for things like tracking employees and mobile advertising. It offered a free demo on its website that allowed anyone to see the location of their phone by entering their name, email address, and phone number. LocationSmart … [read full article]