Sep 17, 2012 · 0 minutes


Two months ago, cell phone providers revealed that they had responded to a staggering 1.3 million demands for cell phone records from U.S. law enforcement agencies last year alone. These records can include location data, which officials within President Obama's administration say does not require a search warrant to obtain. What makes this even more startling is that one demand can cover all the numbers connected to a cell tower at a given time, meaning the number of subscribers affected by these requests could be much higher than these numbers suggest.

This revelation, coupled with concern over how cell phone providers share your information with advertisers, prompted us to write the cell phone privacy song.