AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile US pledge, again, to not sell your location to shady geezers. Sorry, we don't believe them

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      sonofspy777
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      US cellphone networks have promised – again – that they will stop selling records of their subscribers’ whereabouts to anyone willing to cough up cash.

      In a statement on Thursday, AT&T said: “In light of recent reports about the misuse of location services, we have decided to eliminate all location aggregation services – even those with clear consumer benefits,” adding: “We are immediately eliminating the remaining services and will be done in March.”

      That same March deadline was referenced by T-Mobile US’s CEO John Legere who had promised last June to end the sale of subscribers’ private location data. Legere tweeted this week: “T-Mobile is completely ending location aggregator work. We’re doing it the right way to avoid impacting consumers who use these types of services for things like emergency assistance. It will end in March, as planned and promised.”

      https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/11/us_carriers_location_data/

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      Rex
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      I said I would never exploit you, I lied. I said I valued your privacy, I lied. I lied and then lied about that…but trust me this time!

      We don’t live in a liberal democracy, nothing close to it.

       

      Forcing people to work without pay is akin to slavery.

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