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Daily Dashboard | Phone carriers halt location data-sharing programs Related reading: A view from DC: Is protecting kids worth the tradeoffs?



Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have each notified the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that they have stopped sharing customers' location data with third parties, The Hill reports. After urging carriers to explain their practices earlier this month, Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel revealed the companies' notices regarding the end of their programs Thursday before turning her attention to the status of the FCC's investigation into the sharing practices. “The FCC has been totally silent about press reports that for a few hundred dollars shady middlemen can sell your location within a few hundred meters based on your wireless phone data. That’s unacceptable,” Rosenworcel said.
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