What local cops learn, and carriers earn, from surveillng your cellphone records

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The war on drugs has gone digital; but is it also a war on cell phone users? That's just one of the questions raised by an msnbc.com investigation into use of cell phone tracking data by local police departments across the nation. MSNBC.com built a database of thousands of invoices issued by cell phone network providers to cities after cops asked for caller location and other personal information between 2009-2011. The invoices were first obtained by the ACLU and released to the public earlier this month. The database offers perhaps the first blow-by-blow accounting of several cities' use of cell phone tracking as a crime-fighting tool and the potential blow to civil liberties that the requests represent. While 200 cities responded to the ACLU, three cities -- Tacoma, Wash., Oklahoma City, and Raleigh N.C. -- provided enough detail to paint a picture of how cell phone tracking data...

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