Congressmen Not Satisfied with Response from Wireless Carriers on Location Privacy

Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) announced they had received responses from the four major U.S. wireless carriers about privacy and location data -- At&T; Verizon; Sprint; and T-Mobile. The wireless carriers say that third-party applications are the biggest privacy threat to users of mobile services. Reps. Markey and Barton sent a letter to the companies after security researchers revealed that Apple was recording the location data of iPhone and iPad users.  For more information, see EPIC: iPhone and Privacy and EPIC - Locational Privacy.

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