ATT Wireless Keeps All Your Text Messages – Other Carriers Probably as Well!

18 06 2004

According to a Reuters news article, a judge in Kobe’s trial has ordered that ATT Wireless is to turn over ALL text messages sent and recieved on the phone of the former boyfried of her accuser.

Did you read that part –

ALL text messages sent and recieved on the phone of the former boyfriend of his accuser.

That means that ATT Wireless HAS all text messages on the phone!  All you GMail paranoid types out there (Sarah?), try this on for size.  You send someone SMS, via whatever means, and their carrier keeps it for perpetuity for God knows what purpose, perhaps PATRIOT ACT checkups?  Marketing?

Yikes!

Engadget has a nice summary of the situation

2004-06-21 Update: According to the guy who designed the SMS systems for Sprint and Cingular, they DON’T keep message content around.  Apparently Cingular is almost impossible to catch a message, even in transit. Good Sprint and Cingular, Bad ATT

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