Government Wants Carriers to Save Location Data
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May 11, 2011, 6:55 PM by Eric M. Zeman
During a hearing about Apple and Google's user location-tracking practices, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein said that the government wants wireless network operators to store user location data for a period of two years. "When this information is not stored, it may be impossible for law enforcement to collect essential evidence," he said. Apple and Google recently came under fire when it was revealed that the iPhone and Android smartphones track and store some user location data. Weinstein was attending a senate hearing called by Al Franken over the issue. A representative from the Federal Trade Commission stated at the hearing that it believes that devices and applications should only use location data when needed to function correctly. Apple recently updated the iPhone's base software so that it no longer retains user location data. Google hasn't provided an update for Android devices yet.
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Should Have Seen Thi Coming
thanks big brother
There is a distinct difference between the PHONE collecting and keeping location data for two years, and the CARRIER collecting and keeping location data.
The FBI can listen to your cell phone even while it is off...
Anymore questions as to what kind of society we live in today?
Another video explaining how it actually works...
Funny that Apple is part of this problem and they don't have removable batteries to prevent this.
We Shouldnt Think To Deep.
However, my point is that, our communication industry has not been immune to this practice. It has been widely known for years that the ability to track, trace calls and resurrect call info, could be done and has been done for years.
Unfortunately, crime has become more high tech today. With the major percentage of individuals using cellphones today, it would only be the current path to have our data records on file as well. This is the new way to communicate.
While all this seems like a breach of privac...
The Founders were pretty specific...
people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power,
than by violent and sudden usurpation.
-- President James Madison. 1751-1836
The natural progress of things is for government to gain ground and
for liberty to yield.
-- President Thomas Jefferson. 1743-1826
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Letter to Josiah Quincy, Sept. 11, 1773.
Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not
have, nor do they deserve, either one.
-- President Thomas Jefferson. 1743-1826
The Tree of Liberty must be re...
Based on this info, I would say Eric is a free man.
Wow dude, you've really got some chip on your shoulder!
Of Course The Government Wants To Save Location Data
Back to the Future....