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Cities to crackdown on unsanctioned surveillance

September 22, 2016

By Sam Thielman : guardian – excerpt

Local officials in 11 cities around the US launched a campaign on Wednesday to crack down on the unsanctioned police use of surveillance equipment, especially devices that imitate cellphone towers. Cell-site simulators, such as Harris Corporation’s Stingray device or Digital Receiver Technology’s (DRT) Dirtbox, fool cellphones into treating them like cell towers can be used to scoop up data from all devices that connect to the fake tower… (more)

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