Senator Wyden goes ballistic after US telcos caught selling people\'s location data yet again
January 8, 2019 at 2:51 PM - Views: 47 #9863sonofspy777Participant
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US Senator Ron Wyden is renewing his calls for legislation banning the sale of people’s private cellphone location information after yet another report that phone carriers were doing exactly that.
The Oregon Democratic Senator says that major telcos and their executives, including T-Mobile US CEO John Legere, directly lied to him last year when they vowed not to allow underhand private di cks, shady bounty hunters, and dodgy geezers purchase the location information of their customers for tracking purposes.
After I exposed these dangerous practices last year, several carriers, including @tmobile’s CEO @JohnLegere told me point blank that his company would stop selling customer location data to shady third parties. https://t.co/JSASCP2PWH
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) January 8, 2019
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January 8, 2019 at 4:49 PM #9919JustSayinParticipant
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is the biggest Neoliberal parasite ever. I would stay away from IT
Never expect different result by following the previous steps
January 8, 2019 at 6:33 PM #9971elias39Participant
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‘biggest neoliberal parasite ever’
I’m not from Oregon and honestly hadn’t formed much of an opinion of him. So I did a quick Wiki review and he sounded OK.
Voted against the Iraq war at the very least. Bumped heads with the Intelligence industry.
Filibustered John Brennan’s nomination to head upthe CIA
“During the filibuster, Wyden, addressing the presiding officer, said “Mr. President, what it comes down to is every American has the right to know when their government believes that it is allowed to kill them.”
Anyhow my 2 cents and just a quick review. He could very well have become a twit lately.
January 8, 2019 at 6:45 PM #9979PasticheParticipant
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He does not have town halls, does not answer email, does not communicate with his constituents.
And he LOVED the TTP.
P.S. He has been “twit” a lot longer than lately.
“We’re about to have an election in which Incompetent A is going to be contesting with Incompetent B when both of them have demonstrated nothing remotely like any shred of adequacy to the scope of the problems we face.”
January 8, 2019 at 4:52 PM #9920Babel 17Participant
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And go after the executives themself.
January 8, 2019 at 4:59 PM #9923Babel 17Participant
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<i>Nervously, I gave a bounty hunter a phone number. He had offered to geolocate a phone for me, using a shady, overlooked service intended not for the cops, but for private individuals and businesses. Armed with just the number and a few hundred dollars, he said he could find the current location of most phones in the United States. The bounty hunter sent the number to his own contact, who would track the phone. The contact responded with a screenshot of Google Maps, containing a blue circle indicating the phone’s current location, approximate to a few hundred metres. […] The bounty hunter did this all without deploying a hacking tool or having any previous knowledge of the phone’s whereabouts. Instead, the tracking tool relies on real-time location data sold to bounty hunters that ultimately originated from the telcos themselves, including T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint, a Motherboard investigation has found. These surveillance capabilities are sometimes sold through word-of-mouth networks.</i>
January 8, 2019 at 5:08 PM #9927ThouArtThatParticipant
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January 8, 2019 at 8:17 PM #10007Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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who decides whos shady? I consider most corporations pretty shady, for example.
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