Nov 062018
 
 November 6, 2018  Posted by  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

I had posted EFF’s announcement about this lawsuit in October, but now it’s in mainstream media news. Scott Schwebke reports:

A nonprofit organization is suing the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to obtain search warrant records related to the agency’s use of a controversial cellphone tracking device.

San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, which aims to guard civil liberties in the digital age, states in the 30-page suit filed on Oct. 23 in San Bernardino Superior Court that it is seeking records involving the Sheriff Department’s use of cell-site simulators, also known as StingRays. The simulators masquerade as cell-phone towers and can scoop up the location of all cellphones in a targeted area, including those from individuals not suspected of committing any crime, according to EFF.

Read more on the Orange County Register.

Related:  EFF v. San Bernardino County Sheriff.

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