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Local law enforcement deploying fake base stations for tracking, eavesdropping


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March 16, 2014 | By Tammy Parker

 

Fake base stations have been used by the federal government for years but now have been adopted by local law enforcement agencies, and privacy advocates are not happy about it.

 

Read more: Local law enforcement deploying fake base stations for tracking, eavesdropping - FierceWirelessTech http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/local-law-enforcement-deploying-fake-base-stations-tracking-eavesdropping/2014-03-16#ixzz2wL3PlwhU 

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Gotta say, I'm not a fan of this.  :secret:

 

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Eavesdropping? So now local law enforcement thinks we are all terrorists too? What an invasion of privacy! Stop police corruption!

 

 

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I don't think they would ever be able to have them here. Way too many people here would be pissy, and our "church owned" town just barely got beer/wine approved for sale. But there should be some sort of limitation, like only being able to listen/track users that are high level targets.

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I have been following this story pretty solid. They have 2 kinds of these devices, one that offers simple Geo data, and another that is much smarter. Your data is essentially routed through their femtocell. You can imagine the implications with that. I have been trolling the area here looking for them, no luck yet, but I sure will post when I find anything good.

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I have been following this story pretty solid. They have 2 kinds of these devices, one that offers simple Geo data, and another that is much smarter. Your data is essentially routed through their femtocell. You can imagine the implications with that. I have been trolling the area here looking for them, no luck yet, but I sure will post when I find anything good.

 

I wonder what Signal Check Pro would show connected to one of them???

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I wonder what Signal Check Pro would show connected to one of them???

I have been trying with scp, as well as a couple other methods. So far just the standard stuff. I am unaware as to how they can specifically target one user if the method is to simply use signal strength to grab your line in a dragnet sense, but the technology is definitely available once you are identified through the back haul or on their network per se. What it would read I have yet to identify. I am trying, though.

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Most California agencies use it and have been for years. Sent from my Nexus 5

Law enforcement doesn't have "special rights" so if they can do this anyone can as long as it seves a public interest which I'm sure is their argument. Just saying.

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I don't think they would ever be able to have them here. Way too many people here would be pissy, and our "church owned" town just barely got beer/wine approved for sale. But there should be some sort of limitation, like only being able to listen/track users that are high level targets.

 

 

the limit used to be the necessity for a search warrant 

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