Yet another public figure's privacy has been breached: Verizon says some of its employees, without authorization, accessed President-elect Barack Obama's personal cell phone records.
In its report on the incident, Reuters paraphrases Michael King, a telecom analyst, as saying, "a telephone employee accessing billing information could likely see the numbers a customer had called, how long conversations with those people were and when he called them."
Earlier this year, as you probably remember, Sarah Palin's e-mail was hacked. That didn't happen here; Verizon says the phone was voice only, and didn't have data services like e-mail. Still, it provides yet another example of why, as the New York Times discussed in an article last week, Obama will probably have to give up his BlackBerry upon taking office.