The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

IEI Complaint Page (Covering Illegal Sale of Personal Information)

Posted by Xavier Ashe on November 16, 2005

Online data brokers and other companies openly advertise on the Internet
that they can obtain others' phone records. For about $100, these companies
will obtain all the calls made and initiated from a wireless phone, or toll
calls from wireline phones. This is a dangerous and illegal practice. This
information can be used by jealous spouses, stalkers, business competitors,
political opponents, and others to learn about others' whereabouts and conversations.

Take a look at EPIC's fight to keep our phone records private
Companies like EPIC and EFF are constanting looking out for our privacy
and its good to know when compaies abuse that privacy (like
Sony).  EPIC is in talks with the FCC and FTC trying to fix this
matter.  Go see how you can help.

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