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Think You Own Your Phone Calls? Think Again! — The Rush Limbaugh Blogs

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It’s pretty fair to say that the majority of Americans have cell phones. And with cell phones come cell phone service providers. We pay a hefty fee to have decent cell connection and the newest technological capabilities, but do we own our phone calls? Rush doesn’t think so.

“The phone company owns the audio. You don’t,” says Rush. “You are renting. You are leasing. The content of your phone calls, your texts, your video chats, doesn’t belong to you. It belongs to the phone company and therefore it’s entirely up to the phone company whether or not they want to give it up to the government.”

Speaking of the government, they have given phone companies immunity as part of the Patriot Act that protects them from civil suits, so people can not say ‘I’m suing you for releasing my information.’

Those are two important things: they have immunity so they can not be sued, and it is not our information to control.

Rush explains the biggest issue with this by saying: “If you went to Verizon and said, ‘I want every phone call you handle. I want to be able to see the data,’ what are they gonna tell you? ‘Fat chance, Joe.’  The government calls ’em and says we want that? ‘Oh, oh, okay, here it is.’ In some cases, even without warrants.”

One thing to consider is that we have “freedom” to say whatever we want, but once its been sent through the air waves by the phone companies it is no longer ours.


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