I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone
Joseph Cox of Motherboard has conducted an investigation into the sale of access to customers’ location data by the telecommunications companies T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. The researcher claims to have found evidence showing that the sensitive information is being resold to dubious actors.
Among the parties obtaining unauthorized access to the location data are “bounty hunters” that you can hire to track down almost any cellphone in the US.