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A Government device allows a deceptive geo-targeting application to pinpoint your location. The device is pitched as being useful in hunting down drug traffickers, but the actuality of the use for it could be far more nefarious.
Cellular site simulators, otherwise known as “#StingRay Tracking,” are towers which appear to be normal #cellphonetowers, but are actually spying devices. They use digital signals to trick cell phones into revealing their location. The #StingRayTracking towers are supposed to only be set up near FBI “targets,” but they’ve also been found to be located near large rallies and events tapping into thousands of people’s phones.
Law enforcement has to get permission to set these fake towers up. However, the process for getting approval is considered incredibly simple. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of #Utah feels this is an extreme violation of the general public’s privacy and according to USA Today, he’s speaking out. “If you can track somebody’s location 24/7, you know the content of their life,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. “I think innocent Americans have a reasonable expectation of privacy.” Chaffetz last November proposed the Stingray Privacy Act, which would toughen the warrants needed to deploy the devices and make their use without a court order illegal and punishable with a fine or up to 10 years in prison.
Since introducing the bipartisan legislation, Chaffetz said his ongoing investigation into which agencies use StingRay devices and why has yielded few answers. “It’s still highly secretive,” Chaffetz told FoxNews.com Wednesday. “They’re not very candid about how they’re using them.” “For instance, the IRS has this technology,” he said. “What in the world are they doing with it? It raises questions as to why they would need to track people as they move around the country.” Imagine the IRS tracking our every move. This is a blatant violation of our privacy rights.#Texas, #Minnesota, #California are just a few of the places these spy devices are being used. #Technocracy #SurveillanceState#PoliceStatemattvanemden – #r – https://www.instagram.com/p/BWQiHMCA9Il/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=3fmnkl546cik
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