US telecoms giant Verizon says police are increasingly asking it to cough up massive dumps of cellphone data rather than individual records. This according to the latest Verizon US transparency report for the first half of the 2017 calendar year. The dossier tracks government requests for phone records both of individual customers and large groups. The latter group is becoming an increasingly popular target, said Verizon in its report this week. In particular, investigators are asking for “tower dumps,” a record of everyone who connected to an individual phone tower as they passed by.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register