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The police department's job is to catch criminals and prevent crime from happening on our streets. Cops will have to conduct investigations and gather evidence for them to do their job. And that's definitely okay. What's not okay is that police departments have begun to use surveillance devices like StingRay to gather data from our cellphones without our knowing. Freddy Martinez, an IT worker from Chicago, has sued the Chicago Police Department for its use of StingRay, and his lawsuit has revealed similar surveillance tactics in police departments and law enforcement agencies all over the country.
StingRay works by mimicking a cellphone tower. It can pinpoint the signal of and collect data from any mobile phone that is turned on within its one-mile radius. Thus, it can pinpoint the location of the user and download calls and texts done using the phone. StingRay does not discriminate between criminals or law-abiding citizens using their mobiles. It is a blatant and frightening violation of privacy.
You wouldn't want anyone spying on you for any reason, would you? So, help Freddy Martinez in his fight against these shady surveillance tactics by donating funds for his lawsuit. In that way, you get to help yourself too.
Rebecca Hall - Team Educator at Excel Classes - Chicago