Jul 262012
 
 July 26, 2012  Business

Ryan Singel writes:

The mobile phone you carry in your pocket has revolutionized daily life, but it’s also made possible a surveillance society previously only dreamed of by the likes of the Stasi, KGB and NSA.

Malte Spitz, a German Green Party politician, wanted to know what his carrier, T-Mobile, collected on him, and filed suit to get the data. After a settlement, he got a CD of the data the company retained, and in a TedGlobal talk on June 27, he brought down the house, calling for others to fight for their right to self-determination in the digital age.

Read more on Threat Level.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic who sent in this link.

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