Find & Seek?
If you're a mobile phone user, you may have more cause for concern than the average landline user. Turns out, mobile phone records can reveal not only who you called, but location technology onboard the mobile phone and at the carrier network can reveal where you made the call and everywhere else you went too.
And if U.S. mobile carriers are handing over cellular location information to the NSA, that would allow the agency to map subscriber movements to a relatively accurate degree, say some security experts.
The reports of operators passing on call records have already caused widespread debates in the U.S. and the rest of the world about privacy and security interests. (See Poll: In Osama We Trust? and Online Groups Reveal Details of NSA Surveillance.) Ira Winkler, president and acting CEO of the Internet Security Advisors Group (ISAG), and a former NSA analyst, says that if the carriers are already passing on confidential details without a warrant, then they could just as easily be handing over subscriber location information.
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