Verizon, AT&T, Sprint to end location data sales to brokers
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Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have pledged to stop providing information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without their owners’ knowledge or consent. Verizon said that about 75 companies have been obtaining its customer data from two little-known brokers that Verizon supplies directly:...

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