Vital MH370 evidence – cell phone records may be lost

How long will the mobile network operators keep their records data?

The conspiracy theories surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 still keep coming. There’s a new book on the subject written by Ewan Wilson and Geoff Taylor, the Daily Mail says here. However, GoMo News has just discovered that early efforts by Chinese families to obtain the cellular phone records of travellers on that flight were stomped on by the authorities. Those records could reveal what path the aircraft took from information on which mobile networks the handsets tried to connect to. The danger now is that the MNOs will delete the data as it is now almost three months old.

We’ve just come across a report in the Want China Times which outlines what happened to early requests for information from the MNOs.

According to a report from China’s state newswire Xinhua, the families had “sought answers from telecom companies who have rejected them and said the information is confidential, said Hugh Dunleavy, the commercial director of Malaysia Airlines.”

Confidential? Was Mr Dunleavy under the impression that the families were asking for the content of any voice calls? That information simply isn’t kept by the MNOs.

What their data will show is which mobile networks the aircraft flew over. It would answer the questions of one Chinese young woman who believes she actually had a missed call from her father whilst on the plane.

The other conspiracy theory which we love here at GoMo Towers is the fact that the 20 employees of the Freescale Semiconductor chip company who were on that flight were involved with “a new electronic warfare gadget for military radar system.”

Apparently this gadget is based on Freescale’s KL-03 ARM microcontroller. Oh, and the aircraft was then flown to the American aircraft base on Diego Garcia.

“The last ‘ping’ signal from the aircraft was detected by a satellite in an area near a US naval base on Diego Garcia and Maldives,” the report says.

GoMo, of course, favours the speculation that the aircraft actually flew North not South as Inmarsat insists.

About Tony Dennis

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He's a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.
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3 Responses to Vital MH370 evidence – cell phone records may be lost

  1. We are in a criminal investigation for manslaughter here and evidence must be kept and turned over to police ,all towers near Butterworth AFB all towers near and in Georgetown Malaysia arts liable in case they delete records of the early morning 1 a.m. through 2 a.m. to tell everyone the truth the B777 registered as 9M-MRO twinenginejet has never been near those towers ,but to prove deliberate deceptions we need to keep both,those data records log-ins attempted log ins conversations “we are followed by fighter jets” and the police reports of those who lodged such reports must be 2424giger has updates

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