We now receive about one supeona per month for information from federal and state agencies. The last one was a guy in his 30's trying to setup a "meeting" with a 13 year old girl. I was able to provide the information because we log all of that already. It's hard to go back and get traffic info if the offense was 3 weeks prior. (The guy confessed once the sheriff showed up at his house, BTW).


Scott Reed wrote:
I don't know that I can even do that much, but I agree, it is not for me to fund data collection for the government. If they want data collected, I can make a switch port available and charge them co-location fees to house a system they provide.  As long as there is a law or court order, I have no problem with that.  Otherwise, the data collected will get thrown out of many courts anyway.  No probably cause to be watching.

Scott Reed
Wireless Networking
Network Design, Installation and Administration

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From: Blair Davis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 14:27:53 -0400
Subject: Re: [WISPA] WHY?

> IMHO, this is real simple......
> If you give me an IP, in near real-time or for a few months after, I can
> give you a user name and address, unless it was a free, public access
> use at one of our hotspots, in which case you are SOL.  If it is 6
> months ago or longer, if the user is still a customer, I can give you a
> name and address.  If they have terminated service and paid their bill
> in full, you are again SOL.
> Beyond that, I can't tell you anything.    I do not track where my users
> go or what they do or who they IM to, or who they email.  It is none of
> my business and I resent the .gov trying to make me an unpaid cop.  If
> the .gov wants this data, they can pay for it...  and the equipment....
> and the data storage... and the bandwidth.... and my time....
> The only thing we track is virus and spam traffic.  And that only for
> defending network integrity.  Those logs die if not looked at in 24-48
> hours....
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