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Which Telecoms Store Your Data the Longest? Secret Memo Tells All

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The nation's major mobile-phone providers are keeping a treasure trove of sensitive data on their customers, according to newly-released Justice Department internal memo that for the first time reveals the data retention policies of America's largest tel

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JL A (281)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 12:51 pm
Quote from article:
"The single-page Department of Justice document, “Retention Periods of Major Cellular Service Providers,” (.pdf) is a guide for law enforcement agencies looking to get information — like customer IP addresses, call logs, text messages and web surfing habits – out of U.S. telecom companies, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

The document, marked “Law Enforcement Use Only” and dated August 2010, illustrates there are some significant differences in how long carriers retain your data."

Mary T (358)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 6:55 pm
AT & T can keep all my boring texts replies to my children. wow, saving for 7 years

JL A (281)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:40 pm
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Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:23 pm
Well, that's quite interesting....thanks, J.L.
I figure if they're going to save my info, the least they can do (since I pay the bill), is give me a copy of the info they're saving, so I can have it for my own records. After all, I'd like a record of when I spoke to Aunt Edna and Cousin Barney.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:06 pm
No surprise here!

JL A (281)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:19 pm
You are welcome Lois.
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Cathe romano (52)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:53 pm
It's not much of a shock, but why bother other then that they can?

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:56 pm
Now, if Credo uses Sprint's infrastructure, does Sprint keep track of all of Credo's customers' activities too?

JL A (281)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:57 pm
interesting question Robert

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:23 pm
Anyone would be bored to listen to my phone conversations. However.I resent being spied upon The predictions of "Big Brother" have came true.

Melania P (122)
Wednesday June 5, 2013, 3:14 pm
Mary T. that was so funny jajajja

Melania P (122)
Monday June 10, 2013, 1:38 pm
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