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Do mobile networks record your browsing history?

Are mobile networks legally obliged to keep a record of your browsing history?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Jan. 19, 2012 at 13:57

Yes, and yes...

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 19, 2012 at 13:57

Yes, and yes...

Want to ruin your lunch? Read this...

Treab  Jan. 19, 2012 at 15:32

Damn probably should stop using this site then..

i wouldn't want them to think im a geek...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 19, 2012 at 16:14

PAYG mobile data (6 months for £20 on T-Mobile, 1gb per month no extra charge for going over, just a download cap between 4pm and midnight and speed cap) is untraceable if you TopUp in cash (find a shop with no CCTV if you're really paranoid). This in combination with a VPN server (there are loads of free ones available), to be extra anonymous, you're pretty much safe unless the police seized the SIM card when it was in your possession and had your biological traces on it and the phone/dongle it was placed in. Even then they'd struggle to prove you were the one to do anything questionable.

Anonymity isn't a crime, it's a right. Exercise it.

Rant over...I think.

gm7eey  Jan. 19, 2012 at 16:18

Yeah, I confuse the snooping governments of the world by having a smartphone and then leaving it at home everyday so they can't see where I am.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 19, 2012 at 16:22

Or you could just turn off the GPS :p. A warrant is required to perform cell triangulation and even then it's not that accurate, well not compared to GPS or what you see on CSI etc.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 19, 2012 at 16:24

Matt,

I'm on prepay. Always have been. I change SIMs and networks...
Anyhoo, the networks can tell me exactly what webpage I looked at last year at ten past five, believe me ;)
But you're right, at least they'll have to work a bit to connect my name with my number(s) ;)

Treab  Jan. 19, 2012 at 16:25

I think you will find matt is naive.

a warrant is not required for a cell triangulation. a snooper warrant (whatever its called) is for the police unless they have a good reason... the sis and gchq do not require one...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 19, 2012 at 16:27

They can tell they were accessed by that number, they can't link that number to you if you never register a credit/debit card with them and always top up in cash ;).

Prepay/PAYG is one of the only ways to (legally, as in not leeching off your neighbours Wi-Fi) access the internet with total anonymity.

Roll on PAYG 4G in the UK ;).

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 19, 2012 at 16:29

Treab, the Intelligence Service and Communications HQ are hardly going to be looking into people illegally downloading the latest episode of American TV or downloading a few new albums, are they ;)?

Treab  Jan. 19, 2012 at 16:30

no. but say the wrong thing and your on a watch list before a 747 on your way to a foreign nation... freedom isnt free ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 19, 2012 at 16:44

Cell triangulation doesn't prove who's using the phone/dongle. Anonymity isn't a crime, despite how hard the Govt. try to passively make most forms of anonymity illegal, without having actual straight up anti-anonymity laws.

say the wrong thing and your on a watch list before a 747 on your way to a foreign nation... freedom isnt free

I think you were joking, but if SOPA and/or PIPA passes in the US you could well find yourself being extradited under the UK's ridiculous extradition treaty with the US for something as simple as downloading the latest chart topping single to save yourself 99p. It's an absolute joke.

Treab  Jan. 19, 2012 at 16:48

They are watching us matt... all the time i wear a silver foil hat in order to confuse my thoughts... they are everywhere... always watching... always listening...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 19, 2012 at 16:50

Cell triangulation doesn't prove who's using the phone/dongle. Anonymity isn't a crime, despite how hard the Govt. try to passively make most forms of anonymity illegal, without having actual straight up anti-anonymity laws.

say the wrong thing and your on a watch list before a 747 on your way to a foreign nation... freedom isnt free

I think you were joking, but if SOPA and/or PIPA passes in the US you could well find yourself being extradited under the UK's ridiculous extradition treaty with the US for something as simple as downloading the latest chart topping single to save yourself 99p. It's an absolute joke.

Yep. It's scandalous.
Just look at the ridiculous situation in Ireland - eircom block Piurate Bay, claiming "it's illegal"...meanwhile all other Irish ISPs allow access to the PB ;)
Real reason is this: eircom wanted an iTune-style musicstore. The big labels said, well, if you want our tracks, block TPB!

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 20, 2012 at 11:46

What's with everyone and TPB? There are lots of other good torrent indexing sites that are just as good. :p

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 11:55

http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/3/13/128814543802009522.jpg

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 11:57

What's with everyone and TPB? There are lots of other good torrent indexing sites that are just as good. :p

I brought up TPB because it's usually the one picked on.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 12:33

They unblocked it in late 2011.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 12:51

They unblocked it in late 2011.who what

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 13:31

That Irish ISP unblocked TPB in late 2011.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 14:21

That Irish ISP unblocked TPB in late 2011.
I'm typing this on a work PC using eircom internet. I guarantee you, TPB IS very much blocked. Google lied to you :p

Treab  Jan. 20, 2012 at 14:42

or its your work whos blocked it ;) unless you regularly download torrents at work :p

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 14:53

or its your work whos blocked it ;) unless you regularly download torrents at work :pno, it IS eircom who blocked it.
You actually get to a warning page. Then they offer a link to the eircom musicstore LOL

Treab  Jan. 20, 2012 at 15:23

or its your work whos blocked it ;) unless you regularly download torrents at work :pno, it IS eircom who blocked it.
You actually get to a warning page. Then they offer a link to the eircom musicstore LOL


rofl. typical irish logic...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 15:30

Google lied...sad days :(.

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