HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » The NSA Comes Home: Polic...

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 08:53 AM

The NSA Comes Home: Police Departments Conceal Phone Tracking Equipment From Courts


(Truthout) The intricate surveillance equipment used by the federal government to track and store the cellphone data of millions of people and to monitor terrorism suspects is making its way to Main Street.

Police departments across the nation have been trying to conceal their use of cellphone tracking equipment from local courts because of nondisclosure agreements that allow the departments to use the devices on loan - as long as they promise the manufacturer they will keep it a secret.

The devices, manufactured by the Florida-based Harris Corporation, are commonly used at the federal level, but are also proliferating across local and state police departments. The technology has been purchased under various names, including StingRay, HailStorm, Harpoon, AmberJack, KingFish and RayFish, and mimics a cellphone tower.

When cellphones connect to the device, it can record the phone’s unique information and traffic data, as well as its location. The devices can triangulate the position of a particular cellphone in relation to its antenna and other towers in the area with greater accuracy than would be possible from a network provider’s permanent tower location. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://truth-out.org/news/item/23294-the-nsa-comes-home-police-departments-conceal-phone-tracking-equipment-from-courts



3 replies, 777 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply The NSA Comes Home: Police Departments Conceal Phone Tracking Equipment From Courts (Original post)
marmar Apr 2014 OP
Gman Apr 2014 #1
HooptieWagon Apr 2014 #2
Jesus Malverde Apr 2014 #3

Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 09:09 AM

1. They promise a corporation they will violate the law

To enforce the law.

That statement....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Gman (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:46 AM

2. Yep. Good summerization.

 

What 4th Amendment? Time to rein that shit in... it ain't nothing but a police state.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:55 AM

3. This equipment is amateur hour compared to the breadth and depth of NSA tools..nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread