Nov 042015
 November 4, 2015  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Eric Geller reports:

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers wants to restrict when and how the government can spy on people using fake cell towers.

Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), John Conyers (D-Mich.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) on Monday introduced the Stingray Privacy Act, which would limit the government’s use of so-called “stingray” devices— surveillance tools that pretend to be cell towers so they can intercept mobile network traffic.

The bill would only permit a government agency to collect data using a stingray if it obtained a traditional search warrant or if it carried out its investigation under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which does not permit the targeting of Americans.

Read more on Daily Dot.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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