Local police, state cops can track residents’ cellphones

March 29, 2014 - News / Technology

“…Department Of Justice spokeswoman Dana Brueck declined to answer questions about the Stingray, and the DOJ redacted documents related to Harris Corp. in response to a public records request from Gannett Wisconsin Media, obscuring what devices were purchased, and in some cases the quantity and cost as well. The DOJ said disclosure would reveal “confidential law enforcement and investigative techniques…”

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Also read:   Cellphone data spying: It’s not just the NSA:    “Local police are increasingly able to scoop up large amounts of cellphone data using new technologies, including cell tower dumps and secret mobile devices known as Stingrays. Here’s a closer look at how police do it…”

Stingray’ Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash:    “…officers often obtain court orders, but not necessarily search warrants, when using the device. To obtain a search warrant from a court, officers as a rule need to show “probable cause,” which is generally defined as a reasonable belief, based on factual evidence, that a crime was committed. Lesser standards apply to other court orders…”

Cell Phones make you an open