In the court of public opinion, controversy is never far away, depending on which side of the political divide you stand on. It seems that a few law enforcement groups have begun to lobby for Congress to agree to a law which will see wireless carriers having to comply to stash away every single text message that you have ever sent out via your mobile number, and this huge database of text messages can be accessed by the police as and when required in the course of their investigations.
It seems that the proposed law is not too different from the one which was recently proposed by “a constellation of law enforcement groups, including the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association, the National District Attorneys’ Association, and the National Sheriffs’ Association”, at least according to the folks over at CNET, which happened late in 2012. What do you think of this law, will it cause you to think twice before you actually compose and send that text message? Does the good outweigh the potential “bad” in this situation? I guess only time will tell.
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