"The case highlights the egregious way in which telcos in the US are profiting from selling off location data to almost anyone with the money. "
Did you actually read the (very interesting) article? Cause it was talking about companies like foursquare, since the telcos are bound to rules after some fiasco..
Quote: "The data reviewed by Times Opinion didn’t come from a telecom or giant tech company, nor did it come from a governmental surveillance operation. It originated from a location data company, one of dozens quietly collecting precise movements using software slipped onto mobile phone apps. You’ve probably never heard of most of the companies "