Secret police cellphone surveillance tool can also block calls by the innocent

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December 22, 2016
Lexington Herald-Leader    
Posted in News

"It's no secret that state and local law enforcement agencies have grown more militarized in the past decade, with armored personnel carriers, drones and robots. But one item in their arsenal has been kept largely out of public view, to the dismay of civil liberties advocates who say its use is virtually unregulated -- and largely untracked. The device is a suitcase-size surveillance tool commonly called a StingRay that mimics a cellphone tower, allowing authorities to track individual cellphones in real time." (12/21/16)

http://www.kentucky.com/news/nation-world/national/article122259199.html  

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