And then there were three. Brian Fung reports that it’s not just Verizon who has stopped selling customer location data:
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint will no longer share its customers’ location information with several third-party companies who failed to handle the data appropriately, the companies said Tuesday.
The move to cut off access follows an investigation by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) into the commercial relationships between Verizon; a pair of obscure data vendors, LocationSmart and Zumigo; and those companies’ corporate customers.
Wyden’s investigation found that one of Verizon’s indirect corporate customers, a prison phone company called Securus, had used Verizon’s customer location data in a system that effectively let correctional officers spy on millions of Americans.
Read more on The Washington Post.