Law enforcement wants wireless carriers to be required to retain all customer text messages for at least two years. Approve?
So first it's ur text messages. How about all ur calls on ur cell fone? Anyone can "grab" that info if they know how. Don't forget ur home fone. Then ur E-mail cuz someone might b planning to kill some one? BECAUSE IT MITE HAPPEN U WOULD LET THEM INVADE UR PRIVATE LIFE? F*ck that. Privacy for me!
Then why hold it for two years!
I was on a jury for a man accused of strangling his girlfriend. There were several texts sent at 3 am, right after the alleged event. If you had to make the decision to send this guy to jail or not, wouldnt you want to read the content of those messages?
Jdengel, higher courts recently ruled against wiretapping without a warrant. NDAA has also been recently modified. Just FYI since you seem concerned about things you may not need to be concerned about.
Then feel free to volunteer. I on the other hand value my privacy.
Most of you police supporters probably thank troops for "defending freedom." What's the point if you're just going to give it away.
Maybe another time
It's a bad deal all the way around!!! we as a people have no rights when it comes to Big Government and Big Companies!!! It seems to me the do what the hell they want, when they want and for whatever reasons they want!!!
Well "Responsible" is clearly a cop.
Stop aggressing against peaceful people. You're not fighting criminals, you're making them.
Wow. Simply stunning how many people are supportive of a police state.
People get arrested for video taping the cops who work in public paid with public money yet they can use drones, listen to our phone calls, read our email.
It's not about something to hide. It's about liberty.
They shouldn't keep them past deletion by the user.
Idiocy in a nutshell. Blame the president for just about anything.
well ok, with that logic, we should get rid of welfare programs because of the large amount of people abusing it. theres bad eggs everywhere. u cant base all judgement on the actions of few. this would greatly help police. obviously a warrant would be required based on probable cause to get near it
It's a matter of principle. If texts are stored, they can be read by anyone nosy enough to get access to them. That's not a good thing.
Hell to the no! They don't need to see my texts, and the data storage requirements would increase the cost of cell phone contracts. Bad idea all around!
Get a grip! This has nothing to do with the cost! The government isn't storing it!
You can spend your scarce brain cells worrying about the cost of storing all those aliens in Area51!
Our loss of freedoms have far more to do with the irrational attachment too many in the electorate have to MrO and his policies, which are sucking the life from our economy and robbing the initiative from the people.
His policies are simply not sustainable.
With a president like ours, I wonder FAR more about how Democrats can swallow the lies they are being fed every day.
Yes, some police are corrupt, but they have NOTHING on MrO!
So ... do you feel the sane way about MrO's definition of "fair share", or do you see the unequal, unethical, illegal and discriminatory attempt to steal from the producers of wealth in the same vein?
Welcome to the Borg, we laugh at your petty attempt to encrypt!
So ... with statistical significance, women have more to hide than men!
So, Obama voter...Is this what you wanted?
How is it a good idea? Next step after that is all you phone calls being recorded and all your Internet activity archived for two years.
How do you quantify a policy like that? Minority Report?
I see these results & I see why Obummer got re-elected- & everyone w/ a brain whines. Y'all elected the putz- now embrace him like he does gay marriage!
Haha... Great idea!
Down with big brother!
only if they are VERY certain that person is guilty of something. Otherwise, if it's someone like me, who has no criminal record it is pointless and a waste of tax dollars.
No. My text messages are private. If they snoop, I'll encrypt.
It's a good idea, but I wouldn't want to force them to do so, it would probably cost them more and so they would need to get that money back somehow and it will usually come from the customers.
NO...just another move toward an ever encroaching police state.
only certain providers keep a record, not all. this would make all providers do it
criminals are generally not that smart and most crimes are not thought through all the way. they never think they will get caught. real life is not like the movies
how does it go against the constitution?
They already do!! Was a juror last month in a first degree murder charge, I read through a LOT of text msgs from 2010. This shouldn't matter unless you have a guilty conscience and have things to hide. And relax ppl, they aren't going to go through your boring texts unless its a damn good reason!
I just sat through a murder trial, they went for first degree but we found him not guilty. But guilty for second degree. And Yes, those text msgs were extremely important to the case!!
Cops don't make laws they enforce them. Why should they be creating laws when a border patrol agent was just caught smuggling bricks of weed over the fence into his trunk. Wonder why people don't trust cops
Soon we will turn like panem In the hunger games. We will be controlled and not have freedom to do whatever we want
Another way for the government to get into our personal lives. Then again it could help solve crimes for police and other types of organizations. I'll go both ways on this one. Is a warrant required to get this information?
...pulling the alarm. Luckily there was lack of evidence and she wasn't charged. But if the messages could have been kept, the police would have been able to see the manipulation and charge the other girl with filing a false police report.
It would be very helpful if they did. My friend was nearly charged with a felony when a girl asked her if she pulled the fire alarm in our dorm, among other questions. She said no to the fire alarm, but yes to something else. The girl manipulated the texts to make it appear as if she admitted to...
How long do phone carriers keep record of them now? It's okay for law enforcement to view them only with a warrant.
Probably. I guess I missed the section about text messages...
Goes against our constitution.... -__-
Tony has pled the fith ;-)
When you make something illegal it also has a strong impact on people's minds. Like making teaching slaves to read was against the law. Even good people with good hearts get intimidated by evil laws. I have seen this too.
I have experienced mind control of the masses first hand. Yes unfortunately I have seen this before. It is very logical and for good reasons. However, leadership is never pure and God like. It is not that hard to lead. You just need to control information and inject some leaders.. That was easy
Warrant less wiretapping is already permitted under the patriot act and the NDAA.
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