Re: Attention Larry, it's time to get out the heavy-duty foil
Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> Feds Pinged¹ Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year
> 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 ³pings²
> 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.
Well that clinches it, I'm turning off location services AND
wrapping my phone in foil....