Dec 202016
 December 20, 2016  Posted by  Surveillance

Iain Thomson reports:

American crimefighters spend huge amounts of cash on Stingray-like devices that impersonate cellphone towers to snoop on people – and with little or no oversight.

That’s the findings of an 18-month US congressional study, which revealed the Department of Justice (DoJ) has spent $71m on 310 cellphone-tracking units between 2010 and 2014. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spent more than $24m on another 124 pieces of hardware in the same timeframe.

Read more on The Register.

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