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 June 3, 2017  Laws, Surveillance

Mike Maharrey writes:

[On June 1], the New Hampshire House gave final approval to a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in New Hampshire, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

A bipartisan coalition of representatives introduced House Bill 474 (HB474) on Jan. 5. The legislation would help block the use of cell site simulators, known as “stingrays.” These devices essentially spoof cell phone towers, tricking any device within range into connecting to the stingray instead of the tower, allowing law enforcement to sweep up communications content, as well as locate and track the person in possession of a specific phone or other electronic device.

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