Prepaid cell phones under fire... [telecom]


In today's NY Times:

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Senators Shumer and Cornyn have introduced legistlation at the federal level to require identification to obtain a prepaid cell phone and for suppliers to keep records for 18 months. Their press release is at:
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Seems like if you want to keep from being tracked (by police, spouses, ex-girl/boy friends, etc), you'd better find a good old fashioned pay phone and bring lots of dimes... All to catch terrorists and drug dealers, of course. Little mention is made on how to protect whisleblowers and battered spouses, though.


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Eric Tappert
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Nahh, just stock up now - or wait for later and buy one from those who will have a large stock of anonymous phones for all sorts of people with the need.

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