I just wanted to let you know that a group of folks are working to get the connectivity data from Jim’s cell phone to build a better view of his initial heading. This includes both the voice (regular phone call) and data (email sync, etc.) components of the connectivity. There is a larger amount of the latter but the problem we are running into is that the carrier doesn’t normally respond with this type of data to law enforcement requests – it is usually only voice traffic that they report on.
If anyone knows anyone who knows anything about using data from cell phones in this way, please let me know.
We’re working this issue at a high level at both Cingular and Microsoft but if anyone has any contacts that might be of use, please send them over.