Verizon and AT&T will stop selling your phone’s location to data brokers

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Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data brokers, following a security problem that leaked the real-time location of US cell phone users.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently urged all four major carriers to stop the practice, and today he published responses he received from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Sprint.

Wyden's statement praised Verizon for "taking quick action to protect its customers' privacy and security," but he criticized the other carriers for not making the same promise.

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