SEVERE WX: Air Quality Alert View Alerts

Does Cellphone-sweeping 'StingRay' Technology Go Too Far?

Civil liberties groups are increasingly raising objections to the suitcase-sized devices known as StingRays that can sweep up cellphone data from an entire neighborhood.

Posted: Nov. 25, 2017 10:03 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country using highly secretive technology developed for the military that can track down suspects by using the signals constantly emitted by their cellphones.

Scroll for more content...

Civil liberties groups are increasingly raising objections to the suitcase-sized devices known as StingRays that can sweep up cellphone data from an entire neighborhood. Some versions of the technology can even intercept texts and calls. Part of the problem is the devices can also collect data from anyone near the person being tracked.

About a dozen states now have laws requiring warrants to use the technology. A judge in New York City last month ruled the NYPD must have an eavesdropping warrant to use the device.

Related Content

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 72°
Brookings
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 54°
Crater Lake
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 55°
Grants Pass
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 61°
Klamath Falls
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 55°
Still Hot...
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

Residents Get Stranded On Roads

Image

Peninger Fire Grows To 97 Acres

Image

STATE TROOPER KICKS DOWN FRONT DOOR TO RESCUE FOUR DOGS

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Smoky & Dry Weather

Image

Air Support For Firefighters

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Hot and Dry Today

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Hot & Dry Tuesday

Image

Hendrix Fire

Image

Neighbors Help Knock Down Sterling Creek Fire

Image

Vincent

Community Events