Cell Phone Carriers Are Secretly Selling Your Real-Time Location Data

If you were not aware, over the last week or so there has been a bit of a “kerfuffle” over the realisation that users telephone data is being commercially exploited by organisations such as LocationSmart.com. LocationSmart sells its data to companies for all sorts of reasons. In some instances it’s used to help local businesses send marketing text messages to customers visiting rival stores. In others, location data can be used by companies to track deliveries or shipments – or allow banks to track fraud if a person is making suspicious transactions within close proximity of each other.  The replacement or amendment to the Patriot Act, with HR 2058 -… Read More

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