January 08, 2006

The End of Cell Phone Privacy

Holy frakking hell. For $110, anyone can buy the records of your outgoing calls. As John Aravosis notes, this could be the end of confidential sources for journalists and police, particularly with the increasing popularity of cell phones. No court order, no legitimate need, just $110 buys anyone, anywhere, access to your outgoing calls and double that gets them your incoming calls.

Lawmakers haven't done anything about it, so I say call your cellular provider and raise bloody hell. Mine is going to be hearing from me tonight.

Go. Now. What are you waiting for?

Posted by natasha at January 8, 2006 04:48 PM | Communications | Technorati links |
Comments

Aha! I knew there was a good reason I don't have a cell phone.

Posted by: The Rambling Taoist at January 9, 2006 02:18 AM

Thanks for alerting me to this. I thought I was simply being funny when I wrote the following...
link to Promoting Patriot Minutes
now I learn that the real world sadly beat me to it.

Posted by: chancelucky at January 9, 2006 09:46 AM