According to documents obtained by Motherboard, approximately 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customer location data. The documents also show that data intended for 911 operators and first responders was sold to data aggregators who, in turn, sold the data to bounty hunters. The report notes that one data seller had access to “assisted GPS” data, which is intended to provide a user’s location data to within a few meters. According to those interviewed, this is the first instance of a telecom selling A-GPS data.
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