Cellphone companies hold onto your location information for years and routinely provide it to police and, in anonymized form, to outside companies.

As they note in their privacy policies, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile all analyze your information to send you targeted ads for their own services or from outside companies. At least tens of thousands of times a year, they also hand cellphone location information to the FBI or police officers who have a court order.

But ProPublica discovered that there's one person cell phone companies will not share your location information with: You


brijetbrazi at 11:42 2012-06-27 said:
I want to know if there is a way to opt out of this.

Might need to make a phone call to my phone company after life slows down to inquire about opting out...at least from them providing it to other companies. Permalink

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