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Cops to Congress: We need logs of Americans’ text messages

Posted on December 4th, 2012 at 22:59 by John Sinteur in category: Do you feel safer yet? -- Write a comment


AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and other wireless providers would be required to record and store information about Americans’ private text messages for at least two years, according to a proposal that police have submitted to the U.S. Congress.

CNET has learned a constellation of law enforcement groups has asked the U.S. Senate to require that wireless companies retain that information, warning that the lack of a current federal requirement “can hinder law enforcement investigations.”

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