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How Long Do Cell Companies Store Your Data? [Infographic]

Do you know how long your cell provider is storing your text messages, call logs, and other personal information? Find out here.

Wired magazine shares a document from the Department of Justice:

The single-page Department of Justice document, “Retention Periods of Major Cellular Service Providers,” (.pdf) is a guide for law enforcement agencies looking to get information — like customer IP addresses, call logs, text messages and web surfing habits – out of U.S. telecom companies, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

For a full look at the infographic, hit up the link below. If you’re not worried about a pretty presentation and want to check out the original document you can see a scan of it here.

Which Telecom Stores Your Data the Longest? [Wired]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/29/11

Comments (2)

  1. goodgamebob

    ohh damn

  2. Ashok

    this is really awesome , so may be i had too keep away outta intensity with my phone !

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