• How a free web demo exposed millions of Americans' real-time locations

    4 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The apparent flaw in LocationSmart's system was revealed amid growing controversy over its role in a national cellphone location tracking system.
    A cellphone tracking service called LocationSmart reportedly made anyone's location available for the asking through a flaw in a public demo website.
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  • LocationSmart didn't just sell mobile phone locations, it leaked them

    LocationSmart didn't just sell mobile phone locations, it leaked them

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    What's worse than companies selling the real-time locations of cell phones wholesale? Failing to take security precautions that prevent people from abusing the service. LocationSmart did both, as numerous sources indicated this week.
    The company is adjacent to a hack of Securus , a company in the lucrative business of prison inmate communication; LocationSmart was the partner that allowed the former to provide mobile device locations in real time to law enforcement and others. There are perfectly good reasons and methods for establishing customer location, but this isn't one of...
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