imsi catcher

The Weakest Link

With $20 of Gear from Amazon, Nearly Anyone Can Make This IMSI-Catcher in 30 Minutes

Surveillance takes on different character when it trickles down to more ordinary, everyday users. The significance and threat from IMSI-catchers is multiplied when a lot more people can deploy one using cheap tech from Amazon and free code from Github.
Joseph Cox
11.16.18
MORE THE MERRIER

New Data Gives Peek at European IMSI Catcher Exports

Data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act style-request shows Finnish companies exporting powerful surveillance technology to Mexico, Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Joseph Cox
3.23.18
State of Surveillance

The RCMP Has Been Using Surveillance Gear Under an 'Interim' Policy for 6 Years

A new report sheds more light on the use of Stingrays in Canada.
Jordan Pearson
9.14.17
Stingray

IMSI Catcher Detection Apps Might Not Be All That Good, Research Suggests

Plenty of people use free Android apps to try and spot IMSI catchers, but research shows the apps can be circumvented.
Joseph Cox
8.14.17
Sharing is Caring

More UK Police Put Cash Down for IMSI Catchers

Financial documents show Essex Police budgeted for purchasing IMSI catchers, and suggest it shares the technology with Kent Police.
Joseph Cox
5.30.17
crime

Virginia State Police Used Cell Tower-Spoofing Device to Track Suspects

Records obtained through FOIA reveal the device, nicknamed a "DRTbox", was used to track suspects at least 12 times, but failed to locate them in five.
Curtis Waltman
12.2.16
News

Here's a Picture of a Phone-Tracking Device That We've Never Seen in the Wild

The leaked picture confirms that cops and feds hide these powerful surveillance devices inside police cars.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.22.16
Canada

Canadian Police Don’t Want to Talk About How They Spend Surveillance Dollars

Police in Ontario’s biggest cities have received hundreds of thousands of dollars for surveillance equipment. We can’t tell you how they spent it.
Nathan Munn
8.22.16
vancouver

Local Police In Canada Used ‘Stingray' Surveillance Device Without a Warrant

This is bigger than we thought.
Jordan Pearson
8.9.16
News

The RCMP Surveilled Thousands of Innocent Canadians for a Decade

Poor training, secret facilities, and dragnets.
Jordan Pearson
6.10.16
News

The RCMP Are Being Investigated Over Controversial Spy Tech

The use of "StingRays" in Canada may finally come to light.
Jordan Pearson
4.13.16
News

A Canadian Prison Was Spying on Non-Inmates and Recording Their Calls and Texts

This is not good.
Jordan Pearson
9.24.15
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