Q Link Wireless, a provider of low-cost mobile phone and data services to 2 million US-based customers, has been making sensitive account data available to anyone who knows a valid phone number on the carrier’s network, an analysis of the company’s account management app shows.
Google is directly offering RCS chat services through its Android Messages app to anybody who installs it and uses it as their default texting app, which partly bypasses a carrier rollout that, at times, has ranged from sluggish to incoherent to broken.
The app’s function is described on the Play Store as follows: Device Lock Controller enables device management for credit providers.Sometimes devices from carriers with outstanding balances could be blacklisted from working on the network until the balance of the phone is paid off – the same thing can happen when a customer decides to leave the carrier.
As such, some of the more privacy-minded people in your contacts list may not appreciate having their phone number shared to an unknown (and probably unsecured) database without their consent.
Under the broadband heading--Biden has already committed to a $20 billion investment in rural broadband--the proposals included that "Democrats will restore the FCC's clear authority to take strong enforcement action against broadband providers who violate net neutrality principles through blocking, throttling, paid prioritization, or other measures that create artificial scarcity and raise consumer prices for this vital service.".
You could flip the Cellular Modem Hardware Kill Switch (HKS) on your Librem 5 and still call or text from your primary phone number while at that coffee-shop WiFi. This would offer you the ability to have a no-carrier phone–in either form–that now you only have when on WiFi–which means no triangulation-location tracking from cellular towers.
AT&T then falsely stated it had suspended Securus’ and other aggregators’ access to customer data, the plaintiffs say, but just a few days later, a Motherboard article reported the carrier was selling customers’ phone locations to car salesmen, bail bondsmen, landlords and bounty hunters for as little as $7.50.
Your carrier needs this data to deliver service. But, according to recent news reports, this real-time phone location data has long been available to entities beyond your wireless carrier, for a price.
When it comes to hiring a private jet, there are dozens of folks that typically handle your information. Your information is encrypted from the moment you transmit it to our secure servers.
Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines AAL, +1.46% , United Airlines UAL, +0.66% and Singapore Airlines SINGY, +3.21% have cameras, and it’s likely they are also on planes used by other carriers.
Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it’s likely they are also on planes used by other carriers.
Bakshi told Motherboard it was not decided at the time of the meeting whether this consent removal should apply to consumers’ phone location information, but Zumigo is a company heavily focused on selling that specific type of data—its tagline reads “Zumigo is the leading provider of authoritative mobile identity and location information.” Zumigo pitches itself as a fraud prevention company that uses cell phone location data to determine, for example, whether a credit card transaction should be labeled as fraudulent.
[Update: Following its initial statement, Singapore Airlines later updated the number of affected accounts from 284 to 285.] Singapore Airlines (SIA) says a software glitch was the cause of a data breach that affected 285 members of its frequent flyer programme, compromising various personal information including passport and flight details.
User determined carrier frequency and drift limits with rate for random tone emissions depending on the device capabilities. For instance 20000 Hz carrier, drift limit 1000 Hz and rate slow - will output random frequency between 19 kHz and 21 kHz approximately every second.
Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong-based international airline, acknowledged on Wednesday that its computer system had been compromised at least seven months ago, exposing the personal data and travel histories of as many as 9.4 million people.
The four major US mobile carriers have unveiled a system that would let them manage your logins across any third-party website or app that hooks into it. AT&T VP Johannes Jaskolski, who is managing the carriers' Project Verify consortium, told Krebs that the system will not centralize subscriber data into a multi-carrier database.
In case you missed it, a senator last week sent a letter demanding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigate why Securus, a prison technology company, can track any phone "within seconds" by using data obtained from the country's largest cell giants, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, through an intermediary, LocationSmart.