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Mobile carriers are again promising to stop selling your phone location data to other companies—this time for real.

The four major carriers pledged to stop selling customer location data to third-party data brokers in June 2018, but a Motherboard investigation published this week found that T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T were still doing so.

Earlier this week, AT&T said it “only permit[s] sharing of location when a customer gives permission for cases like fraud prevention or emergency roadside assistance or when required by law.” But the Motherboard investigation showed that the data was being re-sold on the black market, allowing pretty much anyone to get the location of other people’s phones.

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