text size

Cell Phone Surveillance Raising Major Privacy Concerns

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:24 PM EDT
A new report on cell phone surveillance is raising major privacy concerns after records are landing in the hands of law enforcement.

Last month, a Massachusetts congressman launched an investigation into cell phone privacy after the New York Times reported cell phone tracking had become a common practice for police with little or no oversight.

Today, those findings were released. In the past five years, cell phone companies have seen a major spike in subpoenas from law enforcement.

Last year alone, police filed more than a million requests for cell phone requests. 

Sprint received the most with 500,000 subpoenas last year, Verizon saw 260,00 requests and AT&T's more than doubled in the past five years.

Because of the spike in requests, most cell phone carriers have hired entire teams of employees dedicated to handling subpoenas. Verizon's legal team is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Cell Phone Surveillance Raising Major Privacy Concerns


Advertise with us!

Related Stories

Top Stories

  [ - ] Video Stories Only  [ - ] Text Stories Only  [ + ] Show All
 
Advertise with us!

Morning News Links:

Monday

Hometown Hotspot Homerun for Recovery Click here.

WWE Wrestling. Click here.

ROAR.for Autism. Click here.

March for the Animals. Click here.

Spring Nail Trends contact Chelsea@dumbblondebeautystudio.com

Tuesday

Get Fit with Fox. Click here.

Hometown Hotspot. Click here.

Build a Hazard Kit. Click here.

FashionEASTa 2014. Click here.

Wednesday

Hometown Hotspot. Spa Week here.

Healthy Kids Day. Click here.

On the Set Fundraiser. Click here.

Thursday

Hometown Hotspot Md. Bacon Festival. Click here.

Les Miserables. Anne Arundel County. Click here.

Friday

Hometown Hotspot  Baltimore Sneaker Show. Click here for more.

Funny Friday: Click here.

Easter Brunch. Click here.

Glam and Go. Click here.

Color Run. Click here.

Sunday

A new book tackles the history of the B&O Railroad.

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes.

Learn the proper way to frame a photgraph.

Heal a Diva Day promotes maintaing balance in your life.

Commonly missed signs of stroke.

Miss Shirley's is serving Easter brunch.