Texting: What to Consider When Sending Secrets Kobe Bryant's accuser, David Beckham and Denver high school students have learned a similar lesson: Text messages are not nearly as private as we may want them to be. Privacy issues related to SMS messaging wade into murky legal waters.

Texting: What to Consider When Sending Secrets

Soccer star David Beckham promotes his golden mobile phone on Nov. 28. Several years earlier, private text messages supposedly between him and a lover appeared in British tabloids. Torsten Blackwood/Getty Images hide caption

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