These Are The Prices AT&T, Verizon and Sprint Charge For Cellphone Wiretaps

Reports Andy Greenberg on Forbes:

If Americans aren’t disturbed by phone carriers’ practices of handing over cell phone users’ personal data to law enforcement en masse–in many cases without a warrant–we might at least be interested to learn just how much that service is costing us in tax dollars: often hundreds or thousands per individual snooped.

Earlier this week the American Civil Liberties Union revealed a trove of documents it had obtained through Freedom of Information Requests to more than 200 police departments around the country. They show a pattern of police tracking cell phone locations and gathering other data like call logs without warrants, using devices that impersonate cell towers to intercept cellular signals, and encouraging officers to refrain from speaking about cell-tracking technology to the public, all detailed in a New York Times story

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  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    I’ll bet if the made the price $100K per request; there would be a lot fewer requests.
    The budgeting process could slow things down.

    Phone whores should get at least $10K for violating a customers Constitutional rights;
    this is Amerika and rights don’t come cheap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sharada-Prasad-Mohanty/100002189755656 Sharada Prasad Mohanty

    Now I understand why animals started playing with Smartphones.

    http://goo.gl/cftTV

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