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US Carriers Sell Your Real-Time Location Data, and it's Resold to Almost Anyone

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Jan 8, 2019, 7:29 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

Private companies that buy and distribute real-time phone location data from major US phone carriers have been caught rampantly reselling that data to companies and people they aren't supposed to, including private bounty hunters. In a Motherboard investigation, the reporter was able to buy someone's real-time location for $300. A bounty hunter interviewed claims that a barely-secret black market works via multiple layers of reseller companies and ultimately allows almost anyone to purchase this data. There is little regulation for this data in the US.

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