Tag Archives: LocationSmart

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]