[bestbits] Fwd: Stringray technology in use around the world?

Steve Anderson steve at openmedia.ca
Thu Mar 3 02:55:04 EST 2016

Hi all -- I'm looking into Stingray/IMSI-capture
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stingray_phone_tracker> technology use and
wondering if anyone on this list knows of examples of where it is being
used around the world.

I've started a document to crowdsource examples of StringRay use here if
anyone is interested in contributing:

Please add any examples you know about or email them to me. Examples I've
uncovered so far are also listed here below:




   Revealed in 2014

France (contemplated)



Germany (with oversight):


   source <https://www.privacyinternational.org/node/454>



   Privacy International
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy_International> and The Sunday
   Times <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sunday_Times> reported on the
   usage of StingRays and IMSI-catchers in Ireland
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland>, against the Irish Garda
   Síochána Ombudsman Commission
   (GSOC), which is an oversight agency of the Irish police force Garda
   Síochána <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garda_S%C3%ADoch%C3%A1na>.[35]



   2010 report




   source <http://www.wired.com/2012/05/ff_libya/>



   Source <https://twitter.com/csoghoian/status/480407780352729088>



   On June 10, 2015 the BBC <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC> reported on
   an investigation by Sky News <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_News>[37]
   about possible false mobile phone towers being used by the London
   Metropolitan Police
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Metropolitan_Police>. Commissioner
   Bernard Hogan-Howe refused comment.



   Boston police promise to release information on cellphone trackers.
   Source: New England Center for Investigative Reporting

   February 29, 2016

   The author of the Patriot Act asked the FBI to justify stingrays.

   February 24, 2016

   NYPD Has Used Stingrays More Than 1,000 Times Since 2008. Source: NYCLU

   February 11, 2016.

   New York Police Have Used Stingrays Widely, New Documents Show
   Source: The Intercept

   February 11, 2016.

   FBI says search warrants not needed to use “stingrays” in public places.
   Source: Ars Technica
   January 5, 2015.



   What is a Stingray and why should I care? Source: OpenMedia.
   March 3, 2015

   The cell phone spyware the police don’t want to acknowledge. Source: Toronto

   December 15, 2015.

   Vancouver police refuse to disclose use of covert cell spy tech.
Source: Global
   November 13, 2015.

   Are StingRay cellphone surveillance systems used by Vancouver police?
   Source: CBC

   November 12, 2015.

   Is the Vancouver Police Department sweeping up your cell phone data?
   Source: OpenMedia
   November 12, 2015.

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