July 22, 2005
Your Cell Phone Records for Sale Online
Yet another disturbing development in the erosion of privacy in this digital age: For just over $100, others can obtain your last 100 outgoing cell phone calls from your last billing cycle. All they need to provide is your name, address, and cell phone number. The Washington Post just covered this in "Online Data Gets Personal: Cell Phone Records for Sale".
These services are available online, making it even easier to get the information, and more quickly. Since the call records are maintained by the phone companies, the article discusses the legality (or lack of it) of these practices and services. Regardless, it's happening.
Topic(s): Privacy & Security
Posted by Jeff Beard