Google Demanded T-Mobile, Sprint To Not Sell Google Fi Customers' Location Data
Friday January 11, 2019. 05:16 PM , from Slashdot
Google, whose Google Fi program offers phone, text, and data services that use T-Mobile and Sprint network infrastructure in the United States, told Motherboard that it asked those companies to not share its customers' location data with third parties. 'We have never sold Fi subscribers' location information,' a Google spokesperson told Motherboard in a statement late on Thursday. 'Google Fi is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) and not a carrier, but as soon as we heard about this practice, we required our network partners to shut it down as soon as possible.' Google did not say when it made this a requirement.
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