On the heels of AT&T and different carriers promising (once more) to forestall proving location knowledge to knowledge aggregation firms, many customers of AT&T its MNVO Cricket have gained an enchanting textual content message. They have been knowledgeable that that they had consented to sharing “phone location or other subscriber, account, and device data” with third parties, with out in truth having consented.

I gained a couple of copies of the textual content on my Cricket quantity, which brought on me to search for further studies. As it seems, there are many different AT&T and Cricket customers who gained the similar messages with out ever consenting to knowledge get right of entry to. There’s a chance that those might be unsolicited mail/phishing messages, however it asks subscribers not to answer ― a phishing unsolicited mail would most likely come with a hyperlink for folks to go into their account credentials.

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I reached out to Cricket’s buyer beef up, who informed me that they’re investigating the messages with AT&T. We’ve reached out to AT&T, and we will be able to replace this submit once they reply.