Law enforcement groups pushing for text messages to be saved

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by KVUE News

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Posted on December 7, 2012 at 8:57 AM

When investigating a crime, police can follow a trail of phone calls and e-mails, but text messages are much harder to track down.

Now there's a controversial new push to persuade Congress to make it easier to see what you're typing and receiving on your cell phone.

Several law enforcement groups want a law that says your phone carrier has to record and store your text messages.

As of now major carriers like AT&T and Spring get rid of text messages immediately. Verizon keeps them for up to five days.

 

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