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Feds 'Pinged' Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year

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posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 12:00 PM
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Feds 'Pinged' Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year


www.wired.com

Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with customer location data more than 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009, according to a company manager who disclosed the statistic at a non-public interception and wiretapping conference in October.

The manager also revealed the existence of a previously undisclosed web portal that Sprint provides law enforcement to conduct automated “pings” to track users. Through the website, authorized agents can type in a mobile phone number and obtain global positioning system (GPS) coordinates of the phone.
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posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 12:00 PM
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Wow... all I can say is wow. Sprint claims that a single request could result in thousands of "pings", but that doesn't sound right at all. Is there any professional GPS expert on the board who can confirm this 1:1000 pinging claim by sprint?

I wonder if they know where I am riiiiiight now?
HI BIG BROTHER!!!

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