WAS THE DATABASE PROVIDED BY THE "DEAD SKUNK WORKS" AT NSA, NOT REALLY SURE, BUT EACH MANUFACTURER HAS THE INFO … BUT IT PROBABLY WAS THE NSA THAT COMPLIED THE DEAD SKUNK DATABASE!?
CERTAINLY THE IMEI WAS ONE OF THE KEY ELEMENTS TRACKED BY THE NSA … AS THE CAMEL JOCKEY'S WERE SWAPPING OUT SIM CARDS LIKE A $2 WHORE AT AN OASIS … SURPRISE NSA STILL KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE AND THE DEAD SKUNK DRONES DO ALSO!
Similar stolen-phone databases are already in use abroad, including in the U.K., Germany, France and Australia. The U.K. database was set up in 2002. Australia’s was set up in 2004. Crime hasn’t stopped, but the number of incidents has declined.
via U.S. Government, Carriers Plan a National Database of Stolen Cellphones – WSJ.com.