Then, Who will get the money that FCC will be collecting? Damn!
For sure it will not be given back to the people! Then where or who?
US$208 million fine split between the 4 telcos? Letting the telcos explain their behavior *before* levying those fines?? Is that all the FCC can muster??? Pathetic! This federal agency has proven, once again, that it has very little, if any, backbone and is a paper tiger. Enough said here.
Only $208 million? That's so little hahahah what a joke, telco companies can earn back that within a month.
Jolt, 29 Feb 2020This is why I do everything that I possibly can to block the GPS on my phoneDon't bother. The phone company has to know where you are to route the connection to your phone.
They're not supposed to tell anyone else though ;-(
Is this the same FCC that said they will skip all health and safety testing with 5G? Lol. Now they all of a sudden have morals when they're able to make easy money by slapping somebody with a "fine".
Abhi-Darth-Plagueis, 29 Feb 2020Measly, compared to the violation. American government protecting it's big companies exempl... moreYeah it's BS. They are probably the primary consumer so they gave the carriers a slap on the wrist.
Anonymous, 29 Feb 2020Exactly! And for these actions the fine should be twice the money they earned by selling data.... moreBuddy, its a third party agencies , they're no longer part of the Government. It stated that government was allowed to check the location of prison inmates and that is to safeguard the American peoples interest.
Anonymous, 29 Feb 2020Comeback of ips displays? :)One can only dream :)
What about Google?
And should have fined Mark Zuckerberg even more and ban his company permanently.
Matt99, 29 Feb 2020208 million is peanuts, they will have made billions from this fraud. Exactly! And for these actions the fine should be twice the money they earned by selling data.
I wonder: who are the "agencies" that bought this data?!!! CIA, FBI, NSA?!
How about punish them to give their customers 6 months of free of charge!
I would love to ( no need to pay the phone bill for 6 months).
why not banning them ? xD
International Carriers gets banned yet ome nation carriers just have to bare fines xD
Why are users data whose sold never compensated finning the big companies then keeping the money
Those carriers should deserve that, especially the one whose been doing it without any permission whatsoever.