Topic: location based services
The top U.S. wireless carriers have told the FCC they stopped selling customer location data to third-party aggregators.
AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint became embroiled in a pair of scandals involving location data and bail bond firms.
The mobile operators have pledged to discontinue their relationships with location aggregators. But their pledges are completely voluntary.
The U.S. wireless industry has been caught in a fresh scandal.
The city of Los Angeles alleges that the Weather Channel app has deceived its users into sharing their location in order to profit from the data.
In a new 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court said police need to obtain a warrant before they can get location data from the nation’s wireless operators.
Following an inquiry by a senator on the issue, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint pledged to stop providing customers’ location data to brokers.
Frank Pallone Jr., and Jessica Rosenworcel are two of the latest officials to call for an investigation into the leak of Americans’ location data.
The U.S. wireless industry is now facing its own version of a Cambridge Analytica-style public relations disaster.
T-Mobile USA is among those singing the praises of Europe’s Galileo satellite system for supporting location-based applications and E911 services, but not everyone is fully on board.