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Offline zeker

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cell phones and police
« on: March 07, 2014, 11:53:37 AM »
Spy game: Local police tap cell phones      <blockquote>excerpt:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.

Recent court documents reveal a troubling cell phone surveillance program conducted by a Florida police department against unsuspecting cell phone users.
Attempts to keep the practice secret, even from judges, is raising questions as to just how prevalent police spying is within the Sunshine State.
The controversy stems from the arrest of James L. Thomas, a criminal suspect believed to be in possession of a stolen phone. Tallahassee police located and arrested Thomas by tracking a cell phone signal, then promptly searched his home.
It later became known that police didn’t seek a warrant or admit to using a little-known surveillance device called a “Stingray.”
Stingrays are small mobile devices that trick cell phones into connecting to them as if they were cell phone towers. The technology gives police the ability to track phone movements and intercept both phone calls and text messages of any cell phone within range.

full story:  http://watchdog.org/131254/local-police-spy/

[disclaimer the following is taken from Wikipedia] 

A stingray is an electronic surveillance device for remotely capturing data from mobile telephones.[1] It is designed to simulate a cell tower and capture information, including location data, which can be done even when the phone is not being used to make a call.[1][2] A stingray can be carried by hand or mounted on a vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle.[2]</blockquote>
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Re: cell phones and police
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 08:43:42 PM »
Cell phones are the greatest threat to individuals ever produced. You NEVER know who is getting your information.