FCC to sell cellular records - it's official...

It seems that rumours suggesting that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US is preparing to sell cellular phone records to he highest bidder, are true!

Ah the land of the free - Ed...

Incredibly, though, the FCC has announced that it wants to ensure that the the sale of customer call records - which has, incidentally, erupted into this year's biggest cellular scandal - is not being been aided and abetted by employees inside telecommunications companies.

According to a prepared release issued earlier this week, the FCC asked: "is there any evidence that dishonest insiders at the carriers are providing third parties with unauthorised access to customer proprietary network information?"

Although I could be jumping to conclusions, I'd suggest hat the FCC is worried about insiders messing up the sale of the phone records, as anyone working on the inside for the carriers could effectively reduce the value of the records.

What also may reduce the value of the records is the possibility that customers can password protect their records, effectively preventing their use by unauthorised third parties - even third parties that have purchased the records.

Thank God for Ofcom in this country, is all I can say - it couldn't happen here... er, could it?...