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Congress Wants Prepaid Phone Buyers to Provide ID

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Bad Idea and will create more problems

kingstu

Mar 28, 2016, 4:49 PM
The people with the phone number directories will have so much information that they don't need to have. All the celebrities will get their private information sold or leaked. Criminals will just have someone else buy the burner phone or steal one or get the records themselves. If the poor and homeless don't have proper id they will have one more problem preventing them from getting out of that situation.
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aeternavi

Mar 28, 2016, 5:39 PM
I was all for this legislature, but you have provided perfect examples of why it would be bad that I didn't initially think of.
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msteven3

Mar 29, 2016, 9:30 AM
Also, this won't do a thing to stop terrorism. International terrorists will just bring in a SIM from overseas and roam on a U.S. network.

Also, what if I buy a phone that is then registered to me and then sell it on eBay, and then the buyer uses it for criminal activity? Now the police will be investigating me for something I had no part of.

This is an incredibly bad idea.
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Rou-D

Mar 29, 2016, 2:06 PM
No one thinks before passing these kinds of laws
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