Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ease of buying cell phone records

A couple of weeks ago a story broke about the ease of buying cell phone records. According to NPR, federal regulators are now investigating this issue and a federal ban on the sale of these records will be raised in the Senate.

This really is quite disturbing because maybe you don't want somebody to know the numbers you are dialing in your cell phone. According to a Chicago Sun-Times article:

"...the FBI paid Locatecell.com $160 to buy the records for an agent's cell phone and received the list within three hours, the police bulletin said.

Representatives of Data Find Solutions Inc., the Tennessee-based operator of Locatecell.com, could not be reached for comment."

While this could be a concern for some people, I also want to toss out there that people should talk less on their cell phones in public. I can't tell you how many people I have heard toss out phone numbers, names, where they are going and just way too much information. Sometimes privacy is a good thing people!



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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only can someone buy your records, they can figure out where you are based on those records

Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:37:00 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Thanks for the post and the link!

Friday, January 20, 2006 8:53:00 PM  
Blogger My Miracle Baby said...

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011 1:08:00 AM  

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