"Stingray" Phone Sniffer Use Ruled Lawful

Anyone can be targeted for cell-phone tapping with a Stingray device, even though usage of that device will certainly collect similar information from all other phones in the area. The innocent parties will not be notified that their cell phone information has been captured. It works by spoofing cell towers, and fooling phones into thinking they are connected to their networks as usually done. But in these cases, all information passes through the Stingray.

 

Use Ruled Lawful: From Tech Dirt

Background on the Stingray Device

Stingray is otherwise known a an “IMSI Catcher”. It was originally setup for catching GSM data, but may be able to catch 3G and now 4G. Here is an article on Catching the Catchers.

 

 

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