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Stingray use lacks transparency and meaningful oversight

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Sep 13, 2016.

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    Cell-site simulators – aka Stingrays, aka IMSI catchers – are widely used by US law enforcement, usually without a warrant that such type of surveillance should require. Stingrays are capable of posing as legitimate cell phone towers and tricking nearby phones into connecting to them so that those who deployed them could indiscriminately capture the metadata and content of communications made by the phone users. But details about these devices are scarse, as vendors have … More →

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