NSA secret court order to Verizon leaks: your bulk call logs are belong to us!
0. phoneArena 06 Jun 2013, 02:50 posted on
For starters, the unique serial number of the phone you call from is recorded, too, as are time and duration, and these, together with the eventual location tracking, speaks volumes to anyone who's looking. Now these are all deemed for use as bulk call logs, meant for data mining, so that no probable cause is needed, yet the Electronic Frontier Foundation finds the whole matter pretty disturbing, especially in light of the recent AP journalists' snooping scandal...
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1. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Not surprised at all, but this doesn't bother me. Some things you just have no control over. As long as you aren't doing anything illegal, who cares?
4. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
That's silly. So what you're pretty much agreeing to is being guilty till proven innocent. "He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither" - Benjamin Franklin.
6. medicci37 (Posts: 1091; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
To say that you have nothing 2 fear because your not doing anything illegal is insane. Do you know nothing of history? This is why history keeps repeating itself. Cause some people refuse to learn from the past
12. WM6.5Sucks (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Heh, you'll realize soon that the word "illegal" is SUBJECTIVE! I.e. make sure you don't search anything "illegal" that interest you on your smartphone, you may not know that you are. ;-D
3. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
Your calls are "BELONGING" to us. Wow so many grammar mistakes on this website.
5. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
And what's crazier is when you try to tell the blind smart phones were designed to track the American people you're labeled a tin foiling hat wearing conspiracy nut. SMH
7. Cellphonator12 (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Wow, this is what happens in the best (worst) communist countries! The time when they'll come and get you just because they're in the mood to do so, is getting closer. No worries, as long as the Lakers play tomorrow, it's ok!
9. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Well if your going to do anything illegal just leave your phone home and use a prepaid one.
10. TBomb (Posts: 459; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
I get the jist of it... but wheres the serious problem? I'm asking to be informed not to start a brawl.
11. lsutigers (Posts: 813; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
Well the federal government has a huge surveillance system called DCSNet (FBI Digital Collection System Network). It can intercept/wiretap any phone call, landline or wireless on any carrier and/or text message at any given time. It's run by Sprint for the gov't on a dedicated fiber backbone network. Not sure if this is what the article is referring to but it sure sounds like it.