[SATLUG] $200 Laptops Break a Business Model

Charles Hogan cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com
Mon Jan 26 13:22:16 CST 2009


Crandall, Sean wrote:
> Borries said:
> 
>>> "You also understand and agree that use of the magicJack device and
>>> Software will include advertisements and that these 
>> advertisements are
>>> necessary for the magicJack device to work ... Our computers may
>>> analyze the phone numbers you call in order to improve the relevance
>>> of the ads."  (http://www.magicjack.com/tos/)
>> The ads flash inline on their softphone app. Frankly, I haven't looked
>> at them yet. I'm not concerned if they look at my phone numbers I am
>> calling, knock yourself out, I can't imagine any useful information
>> on that - and not that AT&T and other phone companies aren't doing
>> the same thing, who knows. I am just not that paranoid. 
> 
> Like you said, AT&T keeps a list of the numbers you dial anyway.  I
> don't do criminal law, but I seem to remember from law school that there
> was a case that said the police can use a device (PIN device?) to
> capture phone numbers you dial without a warrant or probable cause.  So
> you should just assume that information is non-private.
> 
> (This post, as always, is not legal advice).
> 
> Sean Crandall
> Registered Patent Attorney
> Jackson Walker LLP

The numbers of the people that call you can also be obtained from your 
phone provider with a court order.


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