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Cell Providers Collect Millions From
Police for Handing Over User Information

U.S. News & World Report, by Steven Nelson

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Posted By:Drive, 12/9/2013 3:43:59 PM

Major U.S. cellphone providers received more than $20 million from law enforcement agencies in conjunction with more than 1.1. million user information requests in 2012, according to documents released Monday by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. Five of the seven companies queried offered precise or ballpark figures for the revenue they received from law enforcement in 2012. AT&T said it received $10,298,000, T-Mobile USA said approximately $11 million, Verizon Wireless said less than $5 million, U.S. Cellular said $241,000 and C Spire said $55,000.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bullhead, 12/9/2013 4:10:54 PM     (No. 9647008)

Perhaps some legislation is needed here, but I am suspicious of anything Markey is involved with.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 12/9/2013 6:13:31 PM     (No. 9647168)

Now what´s that product that the Police produce?
Oh yeah, they don´t.
Cell Providers collected millions from the hard-working, Over-Taxed Payer...again!

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