Mobile phone carriers keep personal data for up to seven years

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The document says AT&T keeps for five to seven years a record of who text messages whom.

The ACLU has obtained a document that shows for the first time how the four largest cellphone companies in the U.S. treat data about their subscribers’ calls, text messages, Web surfing and approximate locations.

 

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25 percent of Americans use smartphones, not computers, for web browsing

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As more and more people are using smartphones, we’re relying on them for more of our Web surfing.  Twenty-five percent of Americans say they’re now doing most of their Internet browsing on their phones instead of a computer, according to a new report from the Pew Internet Project.

 

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