US Department of Justice agents now have to acquire a search warrant before utilizing a cell-site simulator, the department said, though the new policy allows for exceptions. The devices, known as 'Stingrays,' trick phones into connecting to them.
Baltimore PD, like many other US police forces, increasingly employs indiscriminate 'Stingray' surveillance technology for common, petty crimes while concealing that usage from suspects, their attorneys, and judges, according to a new report.
On subway escalators in London and Washington, DC, it’s expected that people will “walk left, stand right.” A US university is bringing that concept to staircases, with walking, running and texting lanes, and it's not alone with this idea.
Two of the top trade associations for major technology companies such as Google and IBM voiced their strident opposition to any policy proposal that would weaken encryption systems for the benefit of law enforcement.
A $9 computer created in California, does everything any average family PC is supposed to do including surfing, programming and entertainment. The tiny gadget has raised more than $1.5 million on Kickstarter – 30 times more than its developers asked for.