Feb 212015
 February 21, 2015  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

From EPIC.org:

EPIC has obtained nearly $30,000 in litigation fees as a result of a Freedom of Information Act caseagainst the FBI concerning a new surveillance technology. EPIC’s lawsuit produced the release of more than 4,000 pages of documents about a phony cell tower technique called “Stingray.” The documents obtained by EPIC revealed that the FBI used the devices to monitor cell phones without a warrant, and provided Stingrays to other law enforcement agencies. Following objections by Senator Grassley, the FBI restricted Stingray use. In EPIC v. FBI, No. 12-667, the Federal District Court awarded EPIC nearly all of the attorneys’ fees requested.

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