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DrSuperbo writes "The BBC's daytime business news magazine Working Lunch reports that a company will begin offering a directory service from next week that allows people to find the mobile phone numbers of people they don't know, with the catch being that numbers are collected without the owner's explicit knowledge, and on an 'opt-out' basis. I'm interested to know what Slashdotters think, particularly in places where such a system might already be in place, such as cell phones on 411 in the USA. And can a private, faceless (nameless, even) company be trusted with this data, when it was always held by the phone provider (BT) in the days of landlines?"
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