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Link Harvest: Law Enforcement Use of Stingray Cell Phone Interceptors and How They Work

Good article in the Washington Post on the growing use by local law enforcement of IMSI Catchers, also called "Stingrays," to monitor everyone's cell phone traffic and locations.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/secrecy-around-police-surveillance-equipment-proves-a-cases-undoing/2015/02/22/ce72308a-b7ac-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html

Stingray pretends to be a cellphone tower, and then uses jamming of certain frequencies to push your phone to use the Stingray device rather than a local cell phone tower.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/how-a-stingray-works/2015/02/23/b4cfcce2-bb70-11e4-8668-4e7ba8439ca6_graphic.html

Letter of Senator Bill Nelson to Feds asking WTF?
http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=9c857ed7-dd75-49db-9101-5aa429f91689
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