Saturday, January 07, 2006

I know how to fix this one...

Your phone records are for sale

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.

Criminals can use such records to expose a government informant who regularly calls a law enforcement official.

Suspicious spouses can see if their husband or wife is calling a certain someone a bit too often.

And employers can check whether a worker is regularly calling a psychologist -- or a competing company.
To test the service, the FBI paid $160 to buy the records for an agent's cell phone and received the list within three hours, the police bulletin said.

John @ Americablog tried it, and it works just as advertised.

How to we put a stop to this? Piece o' cake. Anybody have Karl Rove's cell number? Alberto Gonzales'? Condi's?


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