No More Stingray Cell Site Simulators: Illinois Stops Warrantless Cellphone Surveillance by Police

Illinois has become the latest state to limit cell phone surveillance by requiring law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants before using cell-site simulators, or Stingrays, which trick cellphones into thinking there is a tower nearby, when it’s actually police.

Legal and media analyst Lionel of Lionel Media tells RT America’s Lindsay France that, with Stingray technology, police can track people’s location data in real time.

The Stingray device can acquire …
Location
Device
Data, and
Voice (with extra devices and/or software)




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