Wednesday, January 25, 2006

your privacy for sale

It sounds unbelievable—but did you know that anyone can go online and purchase cell phone or home phone records of people like you?
On January 12, AMERICAblog was able to buy Gen. Wesley Clark's personal cell phone records with no problem. Phone companies and congressional leaders have known about this problem, but they've failed to address it.
Please sign this emergency petition to your congressional representatives today at:

"Congress and phone companies have dealt a stunning blow to the privacy rights of everyday Americans by allowing cell and home phone records to be sold online to anyone. Congress must immediately pass a law that strictly prohibits these unauthorized sales and begin enforcing this law now."
Think your mate is cheating? For $110, will provide you with the outgoing calls from his or her cell phone for the last billing cycle, up to 100 calls. All you need to supply is the name, address and the number for the phone you want to trace. Order online, and get results within hours!

-Jonathan Krim
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, July 8, 2005;
Page D01

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