Cell phone recording may breach privacy

Cell phone recording may breach privacy


By Ben Charny, News.com — “Cell phone makers have proven adept at cramming their devices with unlikely new features–and also at ignoring the social mayhem that can follow.

Some lawmakers are working to limit cell phone use in cars, while others have voiced concerns about surreptitious photos taken with cell phone cameras and posted online. Meanwhile, privacy advocates have raised alarms about plans to incorporate so-called geotracking technology in mobile devices that can transmit the physical location of users.

Now, in the latest example of the cell phone industry’s “anything goes” attitude, Japan’s NTT DoCoMo and chipmaker Texas Instruments are planning to produce a device with the built-in ability to record phone calls.”

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