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Records: U.S. Marshals Used Stingray Surveillance Nearly 6,000 Times

According to newly released records, the U.S. Marshals Service has used cellphone surveillance tools, sometimes known as Stingrays, on the phones of nearly 6,000 suspects. The...

Stingray Surveillance Case Reaches Federal Appeals Court

The 7th Circuit federal appellate court will become the first federal appeals court to examine the Fourth Amendment issues related to cell phone surveillance tools known...

Documents Reveal Anaheim, Calif. Police Using Airborne ‘Stingray’ Surveillance Fleet

The American Civil Liberties Union of California has learned that Anaheim police maintain an inventory of cell phone surveillance devices including surveillance devices designed for...

Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Introduce Anti-Surveillance Bills

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Tenth Amendment Center have partnered with lawmakers from 16 states to introduce counter-surveillance legislation. On January 20, Anthony...

Federal Judge Issues New Rules for Use of Stingray Surveillance in...

US Magistrate Judge Iain Johnston of Illinois recently announced three new requirements for government agencies that wish to deploy cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays. For the...

Lawmakers Demand Information on Federal Use of Stingray Surveillance

On Monday, four members of the House Over­sight Com­mit­tee sent letters to 24 federal agencies including the Department of State and the Securities and...

Senator Patrick Leahy, Privacy Groups Question DOJ’s New Rules on Surveillance

A recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding new rules for federal law enforcement agencies using cellphone tracking technology may not be as...

Justice Department Will Require Warrants For Some Cellphone Tracking Technology

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it will now require U.S. prosecutors and some federal law enforcement agencies to obtain a search warrant in...

Chicago, L.A. Police Using ‘Stingray’ Surveillance Capable of Breaking Encryption

A new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that police in Chicago and Los Angeles are using advanced cell site simulators, or "Stingray"...

California Considers Limiting Use of Stingray Surveillance

Two bills currently making their way through the California legislature would limit the use of "stingray" cell phone surveillance by law enforcement. Both bills (SB178 and SB741)...

Washington State Now Requires Police Obtain Warrants For Stingray Surveillance

On Monday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that requires police officers obtain warrants from a judge stating that there is probable...

‘SCANDALOUS’: A Detective Just Revealed Baltimore’s HUGE Secret Surveillance Program

By Casey Harper A detective’s court testimony Monday revealed that Baltimore law enforcement is spying on residents at an incredible rate without a warrant — and...

Newly Released “StingRay” Manual Shows Company Asked FCC for Secrecy

A heavily redacted edition of a 2010 manual for the StingRay cellphone surveillance devices has been released. The manual was released through Freedom of Information...

Senator Joins Americans Questioning the Use of Stingray Cellphone Surveillance

Speaking from the Senate floor, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida discussed how the technology "poses a grave threat to consumers' cellphone and Internet privacy." Nelson sent...

FBI does not want citizens to know about ‘stingray’ phone trackers

The FBI has reportedly told various police departments throughout the U.S. to keep their use of "stingray" cellphone trackers quiet and to not inform...

A Guide to Stingray Cellphone Surveillance Technology

What exactly is a "Stingray"? How is it being used to track you? Find out more about this cellphone surveillance technology. Local police departments and federal...

Justice Department Using Fake Cell Towers On Airplanes, Collecting Data From...

According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department has been operating a surveillance program that uses fake cell phone towers...

Florida Judge Orders Release of Details on Stingray Cell Phone Tracking...

Tallahassee, Florida - On June 3 a Florida judge ruled in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union, forcing the release of  new documents...