The use of cell site location data is totally out of control:— TProphet (@TProphet) December 31, 2019
– Phone companies are selling it more or less indiscriminately.
– Police are using it without warrants.
– Data brokers are assembling it for sale.
– Banks are using it to physically track you.
Our laws are behind.
New (and correct) default assumption:— TProphet (@TProphet) December 31, 2019
– If someone has your mobile phone number, they can use it to track your physical location in near real-time.
– This is a million times more dangerous than SIMjacking.
– Don't use a mobile carrier number for anything or give it to anyone.
I'm suddenly unsurprised that literally every service I'm using is begging, with increasing levels of aggression, for a mobile phone number. The above used to be the threat model for "nation state intelligence service has a specific interest in following you." Now it's your bank.— TProphet (@TProphet) December 31, 2019
I really hate making correct, early calls about this kind of stuff, but I have a track record for doing that. I wish I was wrong, but I don't think I am. And it's going to get people stalked and killed because technology moves faster than our ability as a society to respond.— TProphet (@TProphet) December 31, 2019