Feds are using Stingray cell-trackers to find undocumented immigrants
Original story at The Verge• 39 mentions • 5 months ago
The Verge 5 months ago
As Immigration and Customs Enforcement steps up its deportation efforts, the agency is turning to a controversial surveillance device. According to a report by The Detroit News, local agents recently used a cell-site simulator (also known as a Stingray) to locate a Salvadorean restaurant worker, tracing his cell-phone signal to a home in the Detroit metro area. It’s one of the first cases of ICE using Stingrays under the Trump administration, raising new questions about the federal use of the device for civil immigration enforcement. Typically used to locate devices tied to a specific phone number, cell-site simulators have been ...