Police Regularly Use Stingrays Without A Warrant To Find Petty Criminals, Then Try To Hide That Fact
August 24, 2015 Court, Surveillance, U.S.
Mike Masnick writes:
Over the last few years, we’ve published a ton of stories about the growing police reliance on Stingray cell site simulator devices (also known as IMSI catchers), that mimic a real cell phone tower and help provide the location of a certain mobile phone. As we’ve written, these devices have been super popular with police departments, who often receive them from the federal government with strict non-disclosure agreements, which means law enforcement has been known to lie to courts or simply drop cases where the usage is at risk of coming out in court.
It seems that this story is getting more and more national attention.
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