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Cell Phone Reveals True Identity of Suspect

A man who was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from a Kmart store in Asheville in North Carolina in the United States and who gave a false name to police officers had his true identity revealed by his old cell phone and his Facebook page, exposing him as being wanted for attempted murder in another state, according to Asheville Police.

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New Cell Phone Privacy Bill

Following the Carrier IQ controversy of last year, Representative Ed Markey has unveiled the first draft of a new bill, the Mobile Device Privacy Act, which would force app creators and mobile companies to inform users of the presence of any monitoring software.