Which telecom monitors you most?
Posted by Lyn May
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile – The Big Four. More like “The Big Brother, Four.” Do you have a clue about what’s private? Well, the ACLU has released a document from the government that gives us some insight into that question.
We all thought that Google and Facebook are our enemies when it comes to personal data storage. And they are, absolutely; but you’ll be surprised to know that the big four know more about you than your closest friends. And more frightening, who are they sharing it with? Here is a quote by and ACLU staff attorney, Catherine Crump.
People who are upset that Facebook is storing all their information should be really concerned that their cell phone is tracking them everywhere they’ve been. The government has this information because it wants to engage in surveillance.
We know for certain, considering the source of the document, that the government is part of the game. But who else? Are they selling our data? I don’t know, but I do know that our archaic communications laws need to be brought to the 21st-century.
Here is a quote by Kevin Bankston of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
I don’t think there there is anything on this list the government would concede requires a warrant. This brings cellular retention practices out of the shadows, so we can have a rational discussion about how the law needs to be changed when it comes to the privacy of our records.
About Lyn MayDesigner, engineer, producer; I haven't really decided yet. Maybe I'll keep it that way - it's much easier to be undecided any way. I love graphic design, writing, photography, video production, animation, playing guitar, singing, engineering and pretty much any other medium that allows me to express my self artistically/logically.
Posted on September 28, 2011, in Business, Lifestyle, Politics, Social Media, Tech and tagged act, att, big brother, monitor, privacy, sprint, t-mobile, tmobile, verizon. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.