Law enforcement agencies found to be purchasing cellphone records from web-based resellers
MSNBC is reporting that federal and local law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, have been engaging in the practice of buying cellphone records and other private information from web-based data collection companies and resellers as a part of their investigative processes.
Obviously, a citizen's basic right to privacy is at issue here, as well as the right of a law enforcement agency to thoroughly investigate suspicious activity as a means to protect the public. However, it is absolutely shameful that law enforcement agencies would go through resellers instead of going through the cellphone provider companies. Why give these leeches a chance to make money off the backs of ordinary citizens?
If you own a cellphone, be sure you are aware that any or all of your conversations will either be listened to or tracked by someone else. Privacy is at a premium these days...