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 February 11, 2015  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Chris Morran writes:

Last November, a Wall Street Journal report pulled back the covers on a U.S. Marshals Service program that uses small planes carrying devices that mimic cellphone towers, allowing them to track criminals but also scoop up information from countless other phones of citizens not involved in any crimes. After months of trying to get more details on the program, one consumer privacy advocacy group has sued the Dept. of Justice hoping to compel the release of this information.

According to the complaint [PDF] filed today by the Electronic Frontier Foundation in a federal court in Washington, D.C., the EFF filed Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests on Nov. 20 to the DOJ, FBI, and the Marshals Service.

Read more on The Consumerist.

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