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Corporate Phone Spying Is Becoming a Big Deal Recently
The story of the Major League investigation of Biogenesis and the use of banned substances by major league players has a sub-text --the use of technology to recover information from mobile phones used by the players and the Biogenesis managers and staff. To get at the information, according to excellent reporting by the Associated Press, MLB filed a civil lawsuit against Biogenesis, alleging the company was interfering in MLB's contracts with the MLB Player's Union. The lawsuit made it possible for MLB to subpoena AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile, Metro PCS and Federal Express and UPS (the latter presumably delivered the banned substances to the players). MLB was, according to AP, able to recover BlackBerry messages and emails. Americans are increasingly aware about government spying activities, which are getting more and more scrutiny as leaks about the range and extent of "official" spying become known. But Americans are far less aware that spying is hardly limited to our gov