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Report: AT&T Maintains Record of Everywhere You've Ever Used Your Phone

Crescent Trips, an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face, even when they are 35,000 feet in the air, is seen on an iPhone in Singapore on August 13, 2013. The app, developed by Crescentrating, a firm that gives 'halal' or Islam-compliant ratings to hotels and other travel-related establishments, will be made available to Android phones within months, its developer said. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

AT&T maintains an extensive record detailing every location their customers have ever used their phones, according to a New York Times article published on Sunday.

The revelations were revealed in a NYT story highlighting "Hemisphere," a partnership between AT&T and law enforcement officials working in a counternarcotics program which gave authorities access to phone data.

According to the article, law enforcement officials have access to a trove of AT&T data that "includes information on the locations of callers" of "every call that passes through an AT&T switch — not just those made by AT&T customers."

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As The Daily Dot notes, AT&T was known to keep track of "call time and length and who calls who" but "the biggest revelation" is that their record "also includes location data of cell phone users."

The enormous records kept by the telecommunications giant appear to date back as far as 26 years, according to the NYT. Some four billion call records are reportedly added to the database every single day.

A spokesperson for AT&T did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze.

(H/T: The Daily Dot)

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