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Judge Allows Evidence Gathered From FBI’s Spoofed Cell Tower

But the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation argued in their amicus brief that the order the government obtained did not qualify as a warrant and that the government withheld crucial information from the magistrate who issued the order to use the device — such as identifying that the tracking device they planned to use was a stingray and that its use involved intrusive measures — thus preventing the court from properly fulfilling its oversight function. The government did not tell the magistrate that all phones and devices in the vicinity of a stingray will connect to it when it is turned on, not just those of a target being tracked.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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