Saturday, March 04, 2017

Show-Me 'Stingray' Spying Missouri Push Back

An important note about a surprise GOP SPONSORED move against mobile phone tech that police use without permission . . .

"The legislation would help block the use of cell site simulators, known as “stingrays.” These devices essentially spoof cell phone towers, tricking any device within range into connecting to the stingray instead of the tower, allowing law enforcement to sweep up communications content, as well as locate and track the person in possession of a specific phone or other electronic device."

Read more:

Missouri Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying Passes Committee

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Even this device would violate the old section 605 of the Omnibus crimes act. The mere interception of wire or oral communications is a violation and local yokel spying is not an exception under any case law in existence. The state doesn't need to ban illegal practices. They need to prosecute criminal activity even if it is by the government.