DHS Quietly Bankrolls Cell Phone Surveillance Devices For Police

NY sheriff's dept. uses $283,000 terrorism prevention grant to pay for stingray device
DHS Quietly Bankrolls Cell Phone Surveillance Devices For Police

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by MyFoxNY | May 23, 2014


The Erie County sheriff says he’s done making public comments about a cellphone surveillance device used by his police agency to gather information on persons of interest.

Sheriff Tim Howard told WGRZ Thursday that he won’t publicly discuss the matter any longer because doing so could adversely impact investigations.

A stingray is a device that mimics a cell tower and thereby tricks all wireless devices on the same network into communicating with it.

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