#43: Cell Phone Tracking & Privacy

Last month, the New York Times revealed a commercial service, offered to law enforcement across the country, which is able to locate virtually any US cell phone in real time. One of the companies involved has been leaking location data for at least a year. Will the United States ever get data protection laws?

 

Show Notes

NASA head Jim Bridenstine, once doubtful, confirms he believes humans are the leading cause of climate change
Service Meant to Monitor Inmates’ Calls Could Track You, Too
Mississippi County Sheriff Indicted on Charges of Identity Theft
Sen. Ron Wyden’s May 8th letter to the FCC (pdf)
Sen. Ron Wyden’s May 8th letter to AT&T (PDF). Nearly identical letters also written to T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon.
Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US
Tracking Firm LocationSmart Leaked Location Data for Customers of All Major U.S. Mobile Carriers Without Consent in Real Time Via Its Web Site
Robert Xaio: LocationSmart API Vulnerability

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