Privacy fears as police use new 'Stingray' spy technology



The equipment intercepts mobile phone calls, text messages and data.
West Midlands, Staffordshire, West Mercia, and Warwickshire forces have all bought Covert Communications Data Capture equipment according to minutes of a meeting between two of the region’s police and crime commissioners and senior officers.
The hardware, which is believed to cost around £160,000, resembles a large modem and tricks mobile phone handsets across several miles into connecting to it by impersonating cellphone towers.
It can be used to pinpoint phone owners’ locations or intercept phone calls, text messages and... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 36
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