Wednesday October 21, 2015

Homeland Security Will Now Get Warrants For Stingray Surveillance

That wasn't so hard, now was it?

The Department of Homeland Security has a new, more constitutional policy for cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays. Rolled out today, the new policy follows in the footsteps of the previously announced Justice Department policy, requiring explicit warrants for the deployment of the technology, except in exceptions already made by the Fourth Amendment or "exigent circumstances" like threats to human life or destruction of evidence.

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