Tag: Verizon

Verizon Wants to Turn Fiber Networks into Citywide Sensors

Verizon Wants to Turn Fiber Networks into Citywide Sensors

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Skip Descant | Government Technology | Source URL A partnership between the telecommunications company and technology company NEC is looking at whether the fiber-optic networks coursing through cities can be used to glean real-world intelligence. Vehicle counts, traffic slow-downs and other pieces of data central to traffic management may […]

All Four Major Wireless Carriers Hit With Lawsuits Over Sharing, Selling Location Data

All Four Major Wireless Carriers Hit With Lawsuits Over Sharing, Selling Location Data

iSpeech Karl Bode | TechDirt | Source URL We’ve noted repeatedly that if you’re upset about Facebook’s privacy scandals, you should be equally concerned about the wireless industry’s ongoing location data scandals. Not only were the major carriers caught selling your location data to any nitwit with a checkbook, they […]

Stalkers and Debt Collectors Impersonate Cops to Trick Big Telecom Into Giving Them Cell Phone Location Data

Stalkers and Debt Collectors Impersonate Cops to Trick Big Telecom Into Giving Them Cell Phone Location Data

iSpeech Motherboard – Vice | Source URL In several cases, a stalker impersonated a US Marshal and reported a fake kidnapping in order to get telecom companies to give them real-time cell phone location data. Motherboard previously reported that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have been selling their customers’ real-time location […]