Committee urges standard, transparent policies for Stingrays

“A bipartisan report by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform calls for standards on when law enforcement agencies should be allowed to use cell-site simulation technology – known as Stingrays – and calls on one federal agency to retire its unused device. The devices, about the size of a suitcase, are used to track the approximate location of a mobile phone by transmitting a signal that is stronger than that coming from surrounding cell towers. This strong signal tricks phones into thinking it is the best cell tower to connect to, allowing the Stingray to identify and track the device.” Read more at GCN.

Categories: Law, Regulation


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