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Originally posted by The Alamo Ripper
NOPE I THINK ITS A GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!
think of all the criminals who use these prepaid phones for their crimes now we will be able to keep tabs on those people no more loop hole
Originally posted by dolphinfan
1. There is absolutely no legitimate reason for the government to have this information. None. What, they will use this information to get information on a phone call to someone in some other country, or on some international pay as you go phone? What good does that do them?
2. One of the reasons folks use those cards is for privacy and personal security. The person who has a violent spouse looking for them or someone else who has access to credit cards and phone bills. A prepaid card is a way to ensure some level of privacy.
They have no business knowing this information. They have no business reading your e-mails, looking at your physical mail, looking at the websites you view, checking out your social network information, no business looking at your phone records, no business tracking your financial transactions. Unless you break the law, they have no business prying into your personal information.
"I never made that call" go ahead and prove it. Clearly they have records that you did. Are those the real records? How do you prove it?
"I never authored that e-mail" well here it is, from your e-mail address. Now you go ahead and prove it is not yours. Go ahead and argue against the government and the ISP who will talk about the $millions they spend on network and database security. Mountains of information that will create a preponderance of evidence that you did in fact send it.
Do I want Mohammed the terrorist caught? You bet. Am I willing to sacrifice all levels of my personal privacy and freedoms to catch him? No I'm not. We spend enough coin on security and law enforcement in this country to be competent enough to track these dudes down and kill them without abridging the rights and freedoms of innocent people