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 March 31, 2015  Surveillance, U.S.

Cyrus Farivar reports:

Last fall, a judge in Charlotte, North Carolina unsealed a multi-case set of 529 court documents that detail the use of a stingray, or cell-site simulator, by local police. After that, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office set out to review the applications and determine which records needed to be shared with defense attorneys.

The DA’s office released a statement Friday saying its review is complete, and the county’s top prosecutorial authority found that “only two cases” involved the use of stingrays “for investigative purposes,” meaning defense attorneys should be notified.

However, the report is not that simple.

Read more on Ars Technica.

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