In recent TV shows I keep on seeing law enforcement using cell phones to track criminals. The amount of information they can find about where you are and what you were doing while you were there is kind of mind blowing. We have seen similar things before where people would use Twitter, Foursquare, or other services to track your location but this latest example was done by a German politician. Malte Spitz managed to get six months worth of data the carrier, Deutsche Telekom, had on him and submitted it to Zeit Online (German Newspaper) which turned it into a web app where you can track the politician using these logs.
The tracking system is in German so it is a bit hard to follow but the icons and movements for 6 months is pretty crazy. I have been trying to do some digging into what kind of records carriers in the US keep but have not managed to get very far. Just imagine. In the future when you get a speeding ticket your carrier could actually prove how fast you were going.
via Ghacks – Thanks Aseem for the tip!