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im kind of curious ......can at&t associates/tech reps see the text messages that you send?
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No but I believe the courts can subpoena for text messages if needed.

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I think Eric is right, yet there are privacy Laws... (out of the courtroom)

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I think Eric is right, yet there are privacy Laws... (out of the courtroom)

so legally they cant just do it without a court order but say a tech rep was bored could he/she casually browse through your texts "for fun"?

my gf and i were being very explicit last night in texting LOl...I didnt think about it at the time but i was wondering if the next time i call in they will be able to see all my infromation and all the stuff i typed
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I don't think there'd be any law against sending explicit text messages to your girlfriend.

I bloody hope my network can't see my texts. If even I can't remember sending them after a night out, I sure don't want anyone else reading them.
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Against the rules to look at those texts, those are private messages but since you are using AT&T's network, it (officially) belongs to them and is stored should they need to be produced under a court order..

So "carry on"..

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I wouldn't be worried about some nosy At&t rep (again there are privacy laws) but I'm sure someone else has written much worse things to his girlfriend... It's not like your gonna walk into your local At&t store and one of the reps is gonna look at you and give you the "I know what you did last night look". As long as my mother can't monitor them I'm good.

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so legally they cant just do it without a court order but say a tech rep was bored could he/she casually browse through your texts "for fun"?

my gf and i were being very explicit last night in texting LOl...I didnt think about it at the time but i was wondering if the next time i call in they will be able to see all my infromation and all the sh*T i typed


nope the customer service reps do NOT have access to any of the actual network elements. Only The Network Technicians and engineers do, hey can actually read the messages, but it is a violation of company policy if it is used for anything other than verifying the txt are not corrupted, or that they are actually being sent out.

if an employee actually pulls this data they ill be fired for doing so.
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here is an eye opener

YouTube - Cell Phone Spy Software - Beware

I have know the feds could do some of this for several years now, but now anyone can do it
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here is an eye opener

YouTube - Cell Phone Spy Software - Beware

I have know the feds could do some of this for several years now, but now anyone can do it
That news article always makes me laugh!

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here is an eye opener

YouTube - Cell Phone Spy Software - Beware

I have know the feds could do some of this for several years now, but now anyone can do it
Yikes! That's really scary.

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OMG that is scary!!! AHHHHHH
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here is an eye opener

YouTube - Cell Phone Spy Software - Beware

I have know the feds could do some of this for several years now, but now anyone can do it
That almost seems like it's not even real. It's scary how much technology is sometimes. The bit where they can listen in on you even when you aren't even using your phone was the scariest bit to me.

Especially since we always carry around our cell phones with us, and have it right next to us all the time.

Just a rule of thumb for stuff like this. I would not write or say anything on something that can keep records, especially things you want to keep private.
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One has to hold it for granted that all phone operators can see all text messages that are sent through their network, regardless of which kind of GSM-device is being used. So if you intend to send messages like "My nephew will fly from Amsterdam to Detroit with his PET(N) tomorrow", you might want to encrypt the message first. A steganography-based app is mentioned above.
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CAN they look at them? Yes. Are they allowed to do so? No.

There is one thing that I was taught some years ago by my then boss. It was applied to e-mail back then, but I think it should apply to all digital means of communication now. He told me to never send an e-mail that you wouldn't want the whole world knowing about. Once you release that data into the wild you have no idea where it will end up or who it will end up with. I believe the same applies to texting, forum posts, digital pictures and so on these days...

Now I have no problems with you sexting with your girlfriend. Jjust remember, NOTHING you put out on the web or any kind of wireless network is even remotely private anymore. everything is recorded, copied and saved to a database somewhere. That means that some, either legally or illegally, can access your information for whatever means they desire.


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