Police Requests for Cell Phone Records Surge

Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made more than 1.3 million requests for consumers' cell phone records in 2011, an alarming surge over previous years that reflected the increasingly gray area between privacy and technology. Cell phone carriers, responding to inquiries from a member of Congress, reported responding to as many as thousands of police requests daily for customers' locations, text messages and call details -- frequently without warrants. Read the AP story

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