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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Associations representing law enforcement and the North Carolina SBI are pushing congress to force wireless companies to store your text messages. 

The groups want wireless companies to store your text messages for up to two years so they can pull your records in case you are suspected or accused of a crime.

According to the ACLU, most of the major wireless companies don't store text messages.  While law enforcement say it will help in solving crimes, privacy groups say the government would be going too far.

"I just think that's more government control, its big brother," said Leslie Brown of Winston-Salem.  "One more step into just total control into our lives."

If approved, law enforcement would still be required to obtain a court order to retrieve text messages.  Privacy groups also point out that, if approved, wireless companies could pass the cost of saving text messages on to its customers.

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