This is simply weird. Why would a call-phone company willingly sell their customers' call details - even at a high price? This is such an invasion of privacy (as well as, obviously, a potential threat to local/national security if local police/FBI/NSA/CIA/SS/etc's numbers aren't excempted), I can hardly believe it's true nor legal.
"The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that your phone records are for sale online to the general public. From the article: "The Chicago Police Department is warning officers their cell phone records are available to anyone -- for a price. Dozens of online services are selling lists of cell phone calls, raising security concerns among law enforcement and privacy experts.' One of these sites is selling cell phone records for $110 for a month's worth of calls. No court order needed, no credentials required." "To test the service, 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."
Anders Jacobsen |
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