Tag: stingray

Federal, Policy

Senators to DOJ: Reveal your secret paragraph-long explanation of stingrays

May 17, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Ver.) have sent a new letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for more information about stingrays, also known as cell-site simulators. As Ars has reported for years, […]

Policy, State & Local

Illinois governor signs new law requiring stricter rules for stingrays

July 26, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Illinois has now joined the ever-expanding list of states that require law enforcement officials to explicitly seek court approval before deploying cell-site simulators, which can locate and track a person’s cell phone without their knowledge. On Friday, Gov. Bruce Rauner […]

Federal, Policy

For the first time, federal judge tosses evidence obtained via stingray

July 13, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

On Thursday, a US federal judge in New York delivered a crucial rebuke to the government’s warrantless use of stingrays. In a 14-page opinion, the judge ruled that the government could not use its stingray to locate a drug suspect, […]