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   Police want phone providers to save all texts..for two years..by the way, T- mobile does not save them at all. Verizon? Every damn one you've ever made

04 Dec 2012 11:27 AM   |   8750 clicks   |   C|Net
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Frederick    [TotalFark]  
....and guess which company is in bed with the FBI, CIA, NSA? Gee, do you suppose there are benefits to that compliance?

04 Dec 2012 06:23 AM
DON.MAC    [TotalFark]  
Most of the ADSL internet equipment is now sitting in rooms in phone exchanges that were allocated for recording gear in the middle of the cold war.

04 Dec 2012 07:17 AM
Pista    [TotalFark]  
Do people still send texts?

04 Dec 2012 08:21 AM
Cythraul     

Pista: Do people still send texts?


It's better than trying to communicate via photos of yourself in various poses of nude interpretive dance. Trust me.

04 Dec 2012 08:31 AM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

Frederick: ....and guess which company is in bed with the FBI, CIA, NSA? Gee, do you suppose there are benefits to that compliance?


I see my services are not required here.

04 Dec 2012 09:14 AM
Rincewind53     
Subby: " Verizon? Every damn one you've ever made"
FTFA: "Verizon keeps 'text message content on their servers for 3-5 days.'"

??

04 Dec 2012 09:49 AM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

Rincewind53: Subby: " Verizon? Every damn one you've ever made"
FTFA: "Verizon keeps 'text message content on their servers for 3-5 days.'"

??


That only applies to the servers. It doesn't speak to record retention in general.

04 Dec 2012 10:00 AM
the801     
uh-oh. now the illuminati knows when and where i'm going to meet my cousin for lunch. it's an italian place. italians are facist. it's a byob place and she's bringing a bottle of wine - the illuminati know our weakness!

this is the end of civilization.

04 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
Haliburton Cummings     
b ovr in 10min. whtvr.
eabod bgbrthr

04 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
frepnog     
I simply want the ability as the account holder to SEE every farking text sent on the website on a per-phone basis.

I have no idea why I can not.

04 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
de_Selby     
Yay T-mobile - also uses the GSM standard so I can swap out my SIM cards when going to Europe ....

04 Dec 2012 11:31 AM
janeuner     
I ♥ T-Mobile.

04 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
snocone    [TotalFark]  
If you can save every bit o porn on a hard drive(many, many, prolly) you can certainly preserve a few phone calls.

04 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
skankboy     

de_Selby: Yay T-mobile - also uses the GSM standard so I can swap out my SIM cards when going to Europe ....


Tell us more, Professor!

04 Dec 2012 11:33 AM
The Southern Logic Company     
Why are we still using SMS anyway? Why haven't US carriers switched to email like in Japan yet?

Oh right, money.

04 Dec 2012 11:33 AM
olapbill     
that's a lot of pictures of my peener.

04 Dec 2012 11:34 AM
Bender The Offender     
The NSA now knows I asked my friend if he "Has a quarter". Stupid police state world. Right after I lose 5 pounds from my butt. I'm going to eat more cheetohs.

04 Dec 2012 11:34 AM
snocone    [TotalFark]  

frepnog: I simply want the ability as the account holder to SEE every farking text sent on the website on a per-phone basis.

I have no idea why I can not.


One of the basic tennants of spookdom is never let the suckers know how much you know.
If you knew how detailed the report was, you would feel targeted.

04 Dec 2012 11:35 AM
Amos Quito     
HEY CONGRESS:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Feel free to ignore that, just like you have the rest of the Constitution.


/Carry on

04 Dec 2012 11:35 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
HAHA The jokes on them! Most of the people I send them to dont want them!!

04 Dec 2012 11:35 AM
xrayspx     
You know, it's just like the '70s and '80s when the US Postal Service would keep copies of all letters and stored them so that law enforcement could use them later. Same thing, no big deal.

In other news, people should use encrypted SMS clients (TextSecure). Would I rather trust every cop and every carrier, or trust Moxie? I've made my choice.

04 Dec 2012 11:36 AM
frepnog     

snocone: frepnog: I simply want the ability as the account holder to SEE every farking text sent on the website on a per-phone basis.

I have no idea why I can not.

One of the basic tennants of spookdom is never let the suckers know how much you know.
If you knew how detailed the report was, you would feel targeted.


that has nothing to do with anything. all i want is to be able to log into verizon's site and pull the txt logs on a per-phone basis. I pay the bill, I want to see what the hell is going on.

04 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
Smeggy Smurf     

Pista: Do people still send texts?


You must not know any teenagers.

04 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
dj_spanmaster    [TotalFark]  
Awesome! So I can go to Verizon and dig up all my sexts?

04 Dec 2012 11:38 AM
dj_spanmaster    [TotalFark]  
(boom goes the profile)

04 Dec 2012 11:38 AM
PJ-     
My question is, how do they handle disposable cell phones that have either no name attached to it or a fake one attached to it?

04 Dec 2012 11:38 AM
Amos Quito     

dj_spanmaster: Awesome! So I can go to Verizon and dig up all my sexts?



No, YOU can't, but THEY can.

04 Dec 2012 11:38 AM
Pants full of macaroni!!     

Pista: Do people still send texts?


I am reliably informed that that is the only way people communicate with one another nowadays.

04 Dec 2012 11:39 AM
Optimus Primate     
Does it count when I use generic terms like "herb salad" when texting certain vendors?

04 Dec 2012 11:40 AM
NashMcNash     

Pista: Do people still send texts?


Let me guess. There's some new hip thing that I've probably never heard of? I guess me and every single person I know will just have to wait until that new hip thing goes mainstream. By then, you'll be on to something else. Must be awesome being so advanced.

04 Dec 2012 11:41 AM
farkingatwork     

Amos Quito: dj_spanmaster: Awesome! So I can go to Verizon and dig up all my sexts?


No, YOU can't, but THEY can.


it'a almost ironic. This would actually be useful for people, but no - instead it's for gov't.
/facepalm

04 Dec 2012 11:42 AM
frepnog     

Pants full of macaroni!!: Pista: Do people still send texts?

I am reliably informed that that is the only way people communicate with one another nowadays.


that is pretty accurate. my first cell that featured texting, i never used the feature. seemed so stupid, why not just call? but then over time and phone upgrades it happened - i realized i was texting FAR more than actual calls were made. Now, I rarely call anyone. i just text.

04 Dec 2012 11:44 AM
iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
The joke is on the CIA/ FBI/ police; I communicate exclusively with captioned pictures of owls with funny looks on their faces.

04 Dec 2012 11:44 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie     

Amos Quito: HEY CONGRESS:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Feel free to ignore that, just like you have the rest of the Constitution.


/Carry on


Pigs are greedy. It's their nature.

04 Dec 2012 11:46 AM
FatherChaos    [TotalFark]  
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04 Dec 2012 11:46 AM
Great Janitor     

Pista: Do people still send texts?


Until they add a voice feature to my cell, it's pretty much texts

04 Dec 2012 11:49 AM
Sultan Of Herf     

frepnog: I simply want the ability as the account holder to SEE every farking text sent on the website on a per-phone basis.

I have no idea why I can not.


One of the phone companies I was with in the past (dont recall which) kinda did that...you could see if the text was incoming or outgoing, and who it came from/went to. The one im with now (Sprint) simply tells you how many you have used so far this billing period.

04 Dec 2012 11:49 AM
Dinjiin     

The Southern Logic Company: Why are we still using SMS anyway? Why haven't US carriers switched to email fax machines like in Japan yet?


FTFY

04 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
NateAsbestos     

Amos Quito: HEY CONGRESS:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Feel free to ignore that, just like you have the rest of the Constitution.


/Carry on


Congress has a cell phone service? Weird

04 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
olapbill     

iheartscotch: The joke is on the CIA/ FBI/ police; I communicate exclusively with captioned pictures of owls with funny looks on their faces.


ORLY?

04 Dec 2012 11:52 AM
litespeed74     

Pista: Do people still send texts?


Well duh, you must not drive or have a commute.

04 Dec 2012 11:52 AM
SultanofSchwing     
Time to send the g/f a texty photo care package of my junk. Retain this on your servers!

04 Dec 2012 11:52 AM
Onkel Buck     
Good thing Barry repealed the Patriot Act...oh wait

04 Dec 2012 11:55 AM
HeartBurnKid     
And that's why I like T-Mobile.

04 Dec 2012 11:56 AM
StoPPeRmobile     

Bender The Offender: The NSA now knows I asked my friend if he "Has a quarter". Stupid police state world. Right after I lose 5 pounds from my butt. I'm going to eat more cheetohs.


It's funny how, the creep, just keeps happening. Never farking stops.

04 Dec 2012 11:56 AM
PirateKing     
Some days I can't wait for CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN.

04 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
StoPPeRmobile     
Is it illegal to be anonymous yet?

04 Dec 2012 11:58 AM
frepnog     

Sultan Of Herf: frepnog: I simply want the ability as the account holder to SEE every farking text sent on the website on a per-phone basis.

I have no idea why I can not.

One of the phone companies I was with in the past (dont recall which) kinda did that...you could see if the text was incoming or outgoing, and who it came from/went to. The one im with now (Sprint) simply tells you how many you have used so far this billing period.


i can still see that with verizon. I WANT THE TXTS.

04 Dec 2012 11:59 AM
snocone    [TotalFark]  

frepnog: snocone: frepnog: I simply want the ability as the account holder to SEE every farking text sent on the website on a per-phone basis.

I have no idea why I can not.

One of the basic tennants of spookdom is never let the suckers know how much you know.
If you knew how detailed the report was, you would feel targeted.

that has nothing to do with anything. all i want is to be able to log into verizon's site and pull the txt logs on a per-phone basis. I pay the bill, I want to see what the hell is going on.


Since when does paying the bill entitle you to squat?
Sweet concept though.

A politician is a fellow that will lay down your money/life for his country.

04 Dec 2012 12:01 PM
Coastalgrl     
Is this part of the SOPA thing which was voted down but they are still trying to shove down our throats?

Becoming a police state due to technology.

/really no clue.

04 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
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