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Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 17:30:33 -0800
From: Ed Carp <erc@...ox.com>
To: "Ivan ." <ivanhec@...il.com>
Cc: full-disclosure <full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk>
Subject: Re: 
	Feds ‘Pinged’ Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year

If you read the article, that 8 million figure is the number of
samplings, not the number of requests or the number of subscribers
monitored.  The article says that they can get data every 3 minutes
over a 60 day period, which is 28,800 samples.  Diving that into 8
million gives you 278 individual subscribers, which is probably much
lower than the number of subscribers actually monitored.  If you
monitor a subscriber for 10 days (a typical number), you get 1667
subscribers monitored, a drop in the bucket of the 48 million
subscribers that Sprint claims it has.

Nothing to see here, I think ... move along, move along... ;)

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