Oshinsky said yes. He was the chief architect.
He said early on they were concerned about capacity. He said they kept track of data and used to to look at capacity issues and surplus. He said that was mostly his idea.
12:37 PM: We lose the audio from our feed. We are watching the court proceedings from a special media room. The feed comes back up pretty quickly.
Prosecution said it sounds like Skytel provided a variety of different services.
Oshinsky said there were interfaces to allow anyone to send a message to a sender.
Prosecution asks why they kept all the information.
He said it was initially kept to look at how much air time they were using, stresses on the system. They kept it to analyze average message length, how many messages someone kept in a day and see how the system was handling it.
12:39 PM: Prosecution asks if customers asked for information.
Oshinsky said there were times customers would ask if their messages were delivered.
They offered an archival system for clients.
Prosecution asks if he had knowledge of how messages were retrieved.
Oshinsky said there were two ways. You could go to the log files or data kept in a business system that didn't keep the whole message, just the first 80 characters.
Prosecution asks if a third party wants to retrieve the content of the messages like an outside investigator.
Oschinsky said if they got a subpoena or wire tap that would go through legal counsel. He said in later years like 2007, 2008, it would come to him.
He said when that request would come in he would go to an interface that had a security login and would enter the dates, pin numbers of what was requested, gather the data and deliver the information.
He said if it was short he would print it out, if it was longer he would import into an excel and write them to a disk and send back to requesting party.
12:43 PM: Prosecution asks if access to Skytel logs were limited and required a password.
Oshinsky said yes.
Prosecution asked if the information could be changed, Oshinsky said they were read-only files.
Prosecution asked if on April 2008 Oshinsky received a search warrant from the FBI.
Oshinsky said yes.
Prosecution gives him two documents.
The one requests were for Christine Beatty, Bernard Kilpatrick and Derrick Miller.
The second request was for Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson.
Prosecution asks Oshinsky what he did after receiving the warrants and what did he do with it.