How much information does a phone company collect on you? Given that they know which tower your phone pings every time you use it, try "all of it." That's what one German politician discovered when he sued his carrier, Deutsche Telekom, for all of the data they'd archived for six months of his cellphone usage.
In yet another frightening instance of China manipulating technology for their purpose, China is looking to track 17 million Chinese citizens by tapping into their cell phone's location. The 'research', as China would like their people to think of it, is part of an initiative to improve Beijing's public transportation…
The folks at the NYPD are so sweet! No matter what you're arrested for, they're nice enough to remove your cellphone's battery "to avoid leakage" and jot down your IMEI number. They'll even add it to a database.
Here's a very sad story. A man and his oldest daughter used the GPS locator feature on the wife's phone to track her down and discover she was cheating. He then killed all his kids.