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Sprint Revealed Customer GPS Data 8 Million Times -
Holy crap, those are some amazing numbers. As always, it's a little more subtle than the headline implies, but the fact remains that there is an enormous amount of "pen tapping" going on that captures a *lot* more data than it would seem (not just "phone numbers"). - Joel Webber
I tried to use this article to get out of my Sprint contract. It didn't work :( - Benjamin Golub
How far up the chain of command did you push it, Benjamin? I wouldn't expect the folks at a store or a first or second level phone center CSR or supervisor to be able to do that, but I'll bet an actual letter that included an offer to return your device would probably (with some patience) get the job done. - Ken Sheppardson
I went up to the supervisor level. My contract is up in 5 months. I'm just going to wait it out I guess. - Benjamin Golub
This sounds like a job for an EECB - EricaJoy from IM
Wow Erica, I did an EECB as described by the Consumerist using emails found at and they promptly waived the fee! - Benjamin Golub
Nice. - Ken Sheppardson
Ossum. - EricaJoy from IM
um, if you don't think your carrier of choice, whoever it is, doesn't do this (ie: provide GPS location to law enforcement agencies), you're smoking something - Chieze Okoye
There's also a really good comment in the slashdot a ways down by "Wrath0fb0b (302444)" titled "Re: Warrant Required?" - Chieze Okoye