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Sprint Revealed GPS Data to the Government *8 MILLION* Times in the Past Year

02 December 2009 - 01:47 AM


Executive Summary

Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with its customers' (GPS) location information over 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009. This massive disclosure of sensitive customer information was made possible due to the roll-out by Sprint of a new, special web portal for law enforcement officers.

The evidence documenting this surveillance program comes in the form of an audio recording of Sprint's Manager of Electronic Surveillance, who described it during a panel discussion at a wiretapping and interception industry conference, held in Washington DC in October of 2009.

It is unclear if Federal law enforcement agencies' extensive collection of geolocation data should have been disclosed to Congress pursuant to a 1999 law that requires the publication of certain surveillance statistics -- since the Department of Justice simply ignores the law, and has not provided the legally mandated reports to Congress since 2004.


Via Techdirt.

I've only quoted the summary of the essay. The rest is worth reading, and presents some pretty insane things (like service providers selling customer information to the government because it's very lucrative--with many having departments open 24 hours per day, for example).

No Available Nodes Error?

03 July 2009 - 09:34 PM

I've been getting this a lot lately. Any idea what could be causing/how to fix it (although I imagine it's a server side error)?

Small, Healthy Snacks to Get Me Through the Day?

10 June 2009 - 07:46 PM

Here's the situation: due to work and a class this summer, I'm out of the house for 10 hours a day (I come home once for 2-3 hours between things) and commute more than 80 miles a day.

This sucks dick.

I can cut over 15 miles off my commute and get a few hours of research work done each day if I change up my route and go to my lab instead of home between things. The only problem with this is that I'll be out of the house from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, and I need to eat.

I prefer snacking to eating big meals, so I was hoping to get some suggestions for small, healthy things that I could make somewhat easily and take with me that would be good all day. Variety is good, of course; I don't want to get sick of what I'm eating!

The "France Gall" OTT

31 May 2009 - 06:07 PM

I want to go back in time to 1965 and ravage this woman.

What's Your Blood Type?

20 May 2009 - 07:17 PM

Just something I'm interested in seeing. I donated blood a few months ago and found out I was B+. :)

For the USA, the distribution is (From Wikipedia):
O+: 37.4%
A+: 35.7%
B+: 8.5%
AB+: 3.4%
O-: 6.6%
A-: 6.3%
B-: 1.5%
AB-: 0.6%

If you don't know, go donate blood to find out (for free!)!