US telcos say they stopped selling user location data, with a few exceptions

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon say they’ve stopped selling customer geo-location data to third-parties, according to letters the four companies have sent the US Federal Communications Committee; made public today. The four have been called to answer for their business practices after investigations last year revealed that they were selling access to customer geo-location data to bounty hunters, prisons, and various other third-party companies, in many cases without user knowledge.

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