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Dec 01, 2009, 07:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Sprint fed customer GPS data to cops over 8 million times
http://arstechnica.com/telecom/news/2009/12/sprint-fed-custome...-times.ars
That's potentially millions of Sprint/Nextel customers who not only were probably unaware that their wireless provider even had an Electronic Surveillance Department, but who certainly did not know that law enforcement offers could log into a special Sprint Web portal and, without ever having to demonstrate probable cause to a judge, gain access to geolocation logs detailing where they've been and where they are.


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~Vel Dec 01, 2009, 07:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Stay the foofux away from Sprint
Huh. Done and done. I like my regional provider: U.S. Cellular. Waiting for Android to be popular enough where they'll take a device up that has it though.

Meats_Of_Evil Dec 01, 2009, 10:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Stay the foofux away from Sprint
Wow this is too dangerous! No company should be able to have this sort of power. Isn't this a violation of your rights to privacy? Or I assume people are throwing those away when they sign the contract?

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Sean Costello Dec 01, 2009, 11:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Stay the foofux away from Sprint
im sure its written in the fine print somewhere no one reads.

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Sean Costello Dec 01, 2009, 11:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Stay the foofux away from Sprint
D-D-D-DOUBLE P-POST!

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A_Pickle Dec 02, 2009, 03:39am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Stay the foofux away from Sprint
It's worth noting that AT&T and Verizon are absolutely complicit towards giving the Federal Government personal call logs. Seriously. Google "NSA Call Database."

...but Sprint? Fuuuuuuck.... that's who I use. Guess I'll just have to thwart them using some encryptions**t... and turning off my GPS. And maybe buying a 1-inch thick lead case for my phone....

Adam Kolak Dec 02, 2009, 09:27am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Stay the foofux away from Sprint
As a device that almost no one goes anywhere without anymore, I have always though about the possibility of "big brother" using cell phones as a tool to track people. You could pretty much track every American from the age of 12 to 65 and see where they go.

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Sean Costello Dec 02, 2009, 12:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Stay the foofux away from Sprint
It's how they got Tiger Woods.

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>> Re: Stay the foofux away from Sprint
Well it's not only Sprint. I bet EVERY major provider in the US is doin' it. It's just like people found out about Sprint and everyone jumps the blame wagon, but I am 100% certain Verizon has the same damn thing goin' on and so does AT&T. The corporations can careless about that information, most likely CIA/NSA/DoHS were the guys behind it. Or maybe they imposed certain rules and installed their own equipment to make that happen. It's the same deal with ISP's. By law, every ISP must have a room on their premises with NSA filtering equipment installed if thy want to operate withing the US. Maybe same thing applies to cell phone networks. Wouldn't surprise me.

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Adam Kolak Dec 02, 2009, 07:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Stay the foofux away from Sprint
I would agree that Sprint is probably not the only one doing this.

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Nathan Daniels Dec 02, 2009, 11:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Stay the foofux away from Sprint
I'm not worried about it. I don't plan on performing any felonies anytime soon.

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