Dec 03, 2009, 08:23AM

Hand it over, sonny

Between September 2008 and October 2009, Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agents with the GPS coordinates of its customers more than 8 million times. Debating the legality below.

Disclaimer: The information presented here has been gathered and analyzed in my capacity as a graduate student at Indiana University. This data was gathered and analyzed on my own time, without using federal government resources. This data, and the analysis I draw from it will be a major component of my PhD dissertation, and as such, I am releasing it in order to receive constructive criticism on my theories from other experts in the field. The opinions I express in my analysis are my own, and do not reflect the views of the Federal Trade Commission, any individual Commissioner, or any other individual or organization with which I am affiliated. 


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