Law enforcement is grabbing that information without a warrant. Hedge funds apparently are getting that as well. I found Google & Neustar (North American Numbering Plan) are also LocationSmart partners.
ZDNet headlines "US cell carriers are selling access to your real-time phone location data The company embroiled in a privacy row has "direct connections" to all major US wireless carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint -- and Canadian cell networks, too." Jennifer Valentino-DeVries at the NY Times has some of the story "Service Meant to Monitor Inmates’ Calls Could Track You, Too." Interesting comments at Hacker News as well.
Brenda Schafer of LocationSmart emailed, "LocationSmart provides an enterprise mobility platform that strives to bring secure operational efficiencies to enterprise customers. All disclosure of location data through LocationSmart’s platform relies on consent first being received from the individual subscriber.Add a comment