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US phone companies are selling your real time location data.

Wed May 16, 2018

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https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-cell-carriers-selling-access-to-real-time-location-data/

File this one under “you do it to yourself”

Of course the key thing here is that directly selling this data to law enforcement is illegal, but indirectly selling it is not. The market is acting as an evolutionary force to find ways to extract money by moving around laws that are out in place to protect citizens. In this case the economy can move at a faster pace with business innovation that the law can to protect citizens.

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