Category Archives: Stingray / Hailstorm

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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New American: New Illinois Law Nullifies Expansion of Surveillance State

New American: New Illinois Law Nullifies Expansion of Surveillance State by Joe Wolverton, II: A new law in Illinois works to protect citizens of that state from being subjected to electronic surveillance that violates their right to be free from … Continue reading

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S.D.N.Y.: Warrantless use of stingray device by DEA was unreasonable search

The warrantless use of a cell site simulator to capture information about defendant’s cell phone was a violation of the Fourth Amendment and suppressed. “Thus, even though the DEA believed that the use of the cell-site simulator would reveal the … Continue reading

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New American: Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance

New American: Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance by Joe Wolverton:

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Oklahoma Watch: Okla. Authorities Have or Use Controversial Cellphone Tracker

Oklahoma Watch: Okla. Authorities Have or Use Controversial Cellphone Tracker by Clifton Adcock: At least two Oklahoma law enforcement agencies possess or have used a controversial device, shrouded in secrecy, to track and collect information from cellphones, an Oklahoma Watch … Continue reading

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techdirt: EFF, ACLU And Public Records Laws Team Up To Expose Hidden Stingray Use By The Milwaukee Police Department

techdirt: EFF, ACLU And Public Records Laws Team Up To Expose Hidden Stingray Use By The Milwaukee Police Department by Tim Cushing:

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