The Spy in Your Pocket

Any private eye or vandal can buy your mobile-phone records. And it's all legal—so far

Wesley Clark built a campaign for President as an expert in national security. But he recently discovered a hole in his personal security--his cell phone. A resourceful blogger, hoping to call attention to the black market in phone records, turned the general into his privacy-rights guinea pig in January. For $89.95, he purchased, no questions asked, the records of 100 cell-phone calls that Clark had made. (He revealed the ruse to Clark soon after.) "It's like someone taking your wallet or knowing who paid you money," Clark says. "It's no great discovery, but it just doesn't feel right." Since then, Clark...

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