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03/04/2004 Archived Entry: "Tracking pre-paid cellular calls"

PRE-PAID CELLPHONES ARE GREAT FOR ORDINARY PRIVACY, but the Iron Man sends this fascinating tale that demonstrates once again that if "they" want you, they'll get you. In this case, the sorta dumb cellphone users were real terrorists. But next time it could be political dissidents.

One of the most telling (and typical, these days) points in the article was buried way down deep. Because this handful of bad guys used the "anonymous" phone cards, the country where the card's chip was manufactured (Switzerland) banned all anonymous purchases of cellular phone chips.

Can you imagine what our lives are going to be like once governments ban or control everything that can be misused by criminals?

Posted by Claire @ 11:23 AM CST

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