Law Enforcement Requested GPS Information 8 Million Times...

… a year. From one company.

Via Slashdot, between September 2008 and October 2009 law enforcement agencies requested GPS data on citizens from Sprint Nextel a stunning 8 million times. Who needs a warrant to attach a GPS device to a suspect’s car when you can just snoop on their cell phone?

If that number is correct (it was provided by the Electronic Surveillance Manger of Sprint Nextel at a closed industry conference), I’m getting my cell phone a tinfoil hat to match mine. Chris Soghoian has a good blog entry on this and related information on data interception.