FCC Investigating Website Flaw That Exposed Cell Phone Locations

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said it was referring reports that a website flaw could have allowed the location of mobile phone customers to be tracked to its enforcement bureau to investigate. A security researcher said that data from LocationSmart, a California-based tech firm, could have been used to track AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US mobile consumers within a few hundred yards of their location and without their consent.