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


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JL
- 578 days ago - wired.com
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. (276)
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. (321)
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. (276)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:40 pm
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Lois Jordan (58)
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. (152)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:06 pm
No surprise here!
 

JL A. (276)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:19 pm
You are welcome Lois.
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Cathe Franklin-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. (276)
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 Padilla (185)
Wednesday June 5, 2013, 3:14 pm
Mary T. that was so funny jajajja
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Monday June 10, 2013, 1:38 pm
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