Cops to Congress: We need logs of Americans’ text messages
State and local law enforcement groups want wireless providers to store detailed information about your SMS messages for at least two years — in case they’re needed for future criminal investigations.
via CNET News.
I find this rather troubling.
Cops addicted to power. Congress too dumb to know better. This bill has a fair chance of passing.
Of course it will not help fight crime at all. Not in the least. Criminals will simply use “burner phones” which are untraceable. Pay cash at Wal-Mart and as the song sez, F#!^ the police.
Writing that I’m thinking something needs to be made clear:
Individual police officers are heroes; as are firemen.
Police departments are jack-booted thugs who actually believe that if you’re not doing anything wrong you have nothing to hide.
Your privacy is at stake here. You may want to do something.