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    •  Just as an example, some abusive husbands/ (5+ / 0-)

      boyfriends serve on police forces.

      What's to stop one of them from finding every location his wife/girlfriend's cell phone shows up on?

      If they've used Stingrays at least 200 times in the last 4 years, depending on how long each use is, they could well pick up data to monitor their wives/girlfriends.

      And what about abusers trying to track their exes?  Sure, fleeing women will probably switch phones, but unless they're using burner phones, the police can probably get the new number from the cell phone company.

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      by cai on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 09:29:06 PM PDT

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      •  Yep (2+ / 0-)
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        One of the NSA revelations was that some of their people were doing that ("LOVEINT"); there's no reason to doubt that the minions of other snooping agencies have the same habits.

        On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

        by stevemb on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 08:52:02 AM PDT

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      •  Range and triangulation data, really. (0+ / 0-)
        What's to stop one of them from finding every location his wife/girlfriend's cell phone shows up on?
        If the Stingray isn't the strongest signal @ any particular phone, the phone won't swap and they don't get anything.

        Best you're gonna get for locational data is signal intensity- which can be used to determine location of a signal of known strength, but you need two simultaneous measurements- so two stingrays, two cops. Once we posit a conspiracy of cops, there are much more practical ways to harass your ex, with a much less obvious paper trail.

        •  Why can't one cop get two Stingrays set up? (0+ / 0-)

          After all, might there not be legitimate investigations where they were doing that?

          Besides -- the Thin Blue Line.  Cops cover for other cops.  Cops who don't cover for other cops are shunned; they have to worry they won't get backup in a bad situation.

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          by cai on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 11:57:04 AM PDT

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