Online Data Gets Personal: Cell Phone Records for Sale
The Washington Post reports on companies that claim to sell records of calls made on cell phones.
For $110, Locatecell.com will provide you with the outgoing calls from his or her cell phone for the last billing cycle, up to 100 calls. All you need to supply is the name, address and the number for the phone you want to trace. Order online, and get results within hours.
The companies probably obtain the call data by bribing employees of the cell phone providers. Although the major cell phone providers say they actively fight these efforts, security seems to be fairly lax.