The StingRay enables police to determine a cellphone’s location by posing as a cellphone tower. But it collects data on nearly every cellphone near it, not just criminals’ phones, raising privacy concerns. Kansas City police say they have used the device nearly 100 times since buying it in 2011.
The StingRay enables police to determine a cellphone’s location by posing as a cellphone tower. But it collects data on nearly every cellphone near it, not just criminals’ phones, raising privacy concerns. Kansas City police say they have used the device nearly 100 times since buying it in 2011. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office The Associated Press
The StingRay enables police to determine a cellphone’s location by posing as a cellphone tower. But it collects data on nearly every cellphone near it, not just criminals’ phones, raising privacy concerns. Kansas City police say they have used the device nearly 100 times since buying it in 2011. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office The Associated Press

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