Category Archives: Stingray / Hailstorm

Tenth Amendment Center: Arizona Committee Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

Tenth Amendment Center: Arizona Committee Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying by Mike Maharry: PHOENIX, Ariz, (Feb. 10, 2017) – An Arizona bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up … Continue reading

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Cato: Stingray: A New Frontier in Police Surveillance

Cato: Stingray: A New Frontier in Police Surveillance by Adam Bates. From the executive summary:

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Tenth Amendment Center: New Mexico Bill Takes on Stingray Spying, Bulk Warrantless Data Collection; Would Also Hinder Some Federal Surveillance Programs

New Mexico Bill Takes on Stingray Spying, Bulk Warrantless Data Collection; Would Also Hinder Some Federal Surveillance Programs: SANTA FE, N.M. (Jan. 12, 2017) – A electronic data privacy bill introduced in the New Mexico Senate would ban the use … Continue reading

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Tribune-Review: Equal enforcement for all: Set StingRay standard (Editorial)

Tribune-Review: Equal enforcement for all: Set StingRay standard (Editorial): A new, bipartisan House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report rightly calls for a national standard governing all federal, state and local law enforcers’ use of devices that mimic cellphone towers … Continue reading

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The Hill: Report on warrantless surveillance shows Congress must update privacy laws

The Hill: Report on warrantless surveillance shows Congress must update privacy laws by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX):

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Tenth Amendment Center: South Carolina Bill Would Ban Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

Tenth Amendment Center: South Carolina Bill Would Ban Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program: COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 19, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones … Continue reading

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CA7: Where there already was PC for def’s arrest warrant, the use of a Stingray to find him didn’t violate any 4A rights

Officers had a warrant for defendant’s arrest for a state parole violation, and they found him in a public place and arrested him. They used a Stingray device to locate him rather than rely on the cell phone company to … Continue reading

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The Intercept: Long-Secret Stingray Manuals Detail How Police Can Spy on Phones

The Intercept: Long-Secret Stingray Manuals Detail How Police Can Spy on Phones by Sam Biddle: HARRIS CORP.’S STINGRAY surveillance device has been one of the most closely guarded secrets in law enforcement for more than 15 years. The company and … Continue reading

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Morning Consult: Potential FCC Probe of Police Cellphone Trackers Could Serve as Proxy for Congressional Battle

Morning Consult: Potential FCC Probe of Police Cellphone Trackers Could Serve as Proxy for Congressional Battle by Amir Nasr:

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M.D.Fla.: CSLI information captured by Stingray would be unreasonable under 4A except defs had no standing in burner phones they disassociated themselves from

Use of a Stingray to capture defendants’ cell phone location information in real time was unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment [without much discussion], but the defendants lack standing to complain. The mere fact the government referred to the phones as … Continue reading

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