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Let's get the cell phones and privacy now according to a new government report.
Law enforcement agencies across the country asked the major US cellphone carriers to turn over everything from wiretaps.
Even tech Smith and his.
And the exact locations where folks use their -- And it's been happening more than anybody might have -- more than a million times last year -- The companies include AT&T sprint T-Mobile and Verizon all the familiar way.
Some of them report a 15% jump in this sort of data request compared to what -- -- And in some cases investigators and for a so called data -- information on -- particularly.
It's about every kind of users in specific cell phone tower even if some of those folks were not suspects in a crime at all.
She -- were correspondent Jonathan Hunt is back in New York City would -- more on the privacy rights and out activists are raising some serious red flag from -- everybody's.
Very concerned -- simply because the number of requests is growing so -- 15%.
More in 2011.
That in 2010.
According to congressman Ed -- who looked for this information and Austin wireless carriers for it.
That was something like 3500.
That request from -- force would.
Every single day of 2011 that's something like a 148.
Every single ally of every single day and according to congressman mocking quote.
We cannot allow privacy protections.
To be swept to side with the sweeping nature of these information requests especially for innocent cut consumers.
-- enforcement agencies are looking for a needle.
But -- are they doing -- with the haystack and that is a question that pretty much anybody who uses.
Any sort of mobile device might -- -- -- right now -- But law enforcement agents as they almost always do.
-- are going on this on the side of how vital all of this is rather than anybody's privacy concern you -- what they point that.
Lower enforcement officials is that pretty much at every single crime scene in this modern world in which we now live that is some -- Of mobile device so following the -- called solve that mobile device can be eighty an important tool in helping them.
Sold a crime asked for the wireless companies.
They say they take privacy very seriously.
They hand over information -- leave when they are required to do so by law all but some of them do point out.
The location information is an important area -- I'm just these data dumps from any cell phone tablet they get is an area that according to some of the companies companies does need to be looked at by congress.
And then needs to be clarification.
On the little -- Jonathan Hunt in New York City Jonathan -- would think this to our legal team why don't we former prosecutor -- legal -- -- -- dollars with a -- to be a -- As is -- -- -- attorney -- -- and at Arthur you know every day it seems like I've opened the case but it seems like.
More and more of our privacy concerns are overlooked.
On the side of law enforcement and other agencies that want to try to make it's all safe or safer but there is a point of diminishing returns on this matter and you wonder we've reached.
Be more right -- This country was founded a fundamental principle.
Of this nation.
-- that the government's.
-- the military men working for the government could just come in and -- in your front doors and go through your underwear drawers and look for whatever they were looking for.
That was what one of the reasons why we went to the revolutionary war.
That and -- -- basically the whole thing about.
Your individual freedom -- your individual prime Aziz and they are eroding by the mid shepherd AT&T it's seven order requests a day that is information.
They say they don't need a warrant -- only Amy -- is an emergency.
230 a day what does that mean every state in the union had a major emergency that they needed immediately it just the way to bypass the law and that's wrong.
It it makes it easier to Randy but sometimes you hear is not better win as -- put it were founded on private.
Yes but did with -- the challenge here.
Is simply that we're not back and revolutionary war times we could kill one person with a single shot -- and it took a million years to get a piece of mail anywhere.
We are we limited time -- at any given moment.
We can be put this country can be put in jeopardy.
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures if you have any thing what's that.
-- with cell phone to such a critical way to get evidence to stop something before it happens.
Here he ends justify the means it's all in the name up protect.
You believe anything you just -- -- Absolutely.
-- -- -- -- Like anything I'd go to and I love it on -- -- he could be infected -- adjusted to -- that they love them both but would judge the judge.
This is why we need these records for these reasons and the judge said yes or no and about time somebody gets blown.
Well that's old school on both your parts forget forget the way because we spoke to work with state all the rules gentlemen it's great to see you both thank you.
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