06.01.2015 - 05:28 [ Techdirt ]

Senators Leahy & Grassley Quiz DOJ & DHS About Secret Fake Phone Towers Intercepting Calls

We’ve written plenty about Stingrays and other „IMSI Catcher“ devices that allow law enforcement to set up what are effectively fake cell phone towers, designed to intercept calls and locate certain individuals. These devices are deployed in near total secrecy, often by law enforcement who got them from the federal government.