Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Warner Urges Carriers, Tech Cos. to Preserve U.S. Capitol Attack Evidence

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), former telecommunications entrepreneur and incoming Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Monday urged mobile carriers AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon and technology companies Apple, Facebook, Gab, Google, Parler, Signal, Telegram, and Twitter to immediately preserve content and associated meta-data connected to Wednesday’s attack on the United States Capitol.

In all eleven letters to the companies’ CEOs, Warner emphasized how the rioters took the time to document the event “later posting them to their social media accounts or sharing them via text or mobile messaging platforms to celebrate their disdain for our democratic process.” Specifically, Warner asked the carriers to preserve "Short Message Service [SMS] communications and Multimedia Message communications created by or sent to subscribers during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. January 3, 2021, through 12:01 a.m. January 7, 2021." 

"The U.S. Capitol is now a crime scene," wrote Warner in his letters. Continue Reading

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