Last updated on June 23, 2020
For a small fee, anyone can locate your phone.
Many people do not blink an eye when accepting terms and conditions. It has become common place to just click yes and move on instead of reading through that incredibly long and tedious list. As Motherboard recently discovered, large companies such as AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have been selling your data.
While this may not be a surprise…you should be concerned what the 3rd party companies are doing with that purchased data. Companies like Zumigo purchase this data from cellphone companies and sell it allowing location of your phone to be tracked.
Motherboard demonstrated this issue by paying $300 to have someone on the black market locate a cellphone. For just $300 dollars, you can find the location of a cellphone. This is a concerning privacy issue, especially with how dependent we are on our mobile phones in today’s world.
In today’s digital world, your data is a valuable commodity. We need to be vigilant handling our data and be cautious not to give it away so easily.
“Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite.”
― Marlon Brando