A camera attached to a utility pole with wires against a beige building and blue sky.
A camera attached to a utility pole with wires against a beige building and blue sky.
Image source: Mitchell Luo

A secretive utilities data exchange could be selling out your name and home address to immigration enforcement.

If you are one of 171 million people* who has obtained electricity, gas, water, cable, phone, or internet services from a company in the National Consumer Telecom & Utilities Exchange (NCTUE) — a consumer credit bureau whose members include giants like AT&T and Verizon as well as regional providers such as Piedmont Natural Gas — a growing body of evidence suggests that your name and address may have been shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Whether or not this is the case…

Nina Wang

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