August 31st, 2003

ronin

Yet more cell phone tracking.


Virgin Mobile admitted late last week that has been storing information that records its customers' movements around the UK since November 1999, and has no plans to delete the data.

According to a report in The Guardian on Saturday, Virgin Mobile has been saving user location records since it launched nearly two years ago. This information tells a mobile operator the location of a customer each time they made a call, and is accurate to a few hundred metres.


http://news.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/emergingtech/0,39020357,2098193,00.htm