Mexican government about to keeps tabs on phone calls
Mexicans will have to either send their phone numbers and CURP (an analog of the SSN) via SMS to a special number before April 10, 2010 or end up with their unauthorized phone numbers blocked. So, even people using prepaid services are about to lose their anonymity. Carriers are nailed down as well, they should keep track of all phone number information on their part, such as call logs, texts and voice messages and get it safely stored for a year. Certainly, any information may have to be sent over to the authorities at their request.
Actually, the UK Telegraph has recently reported that one of the gifts the Mexico´s President was presented with by HRM Queen Elizabeth II during his state visit to UK was no other but a first edition copy of G.Orwell´s 1984.
What do you think about all this? If such a law is enacted in your owncountry, what would you do? Submit the required information or hit thestreets and strike a picket?
source: Milenio (translated) via Slashdot