stingrays

State of Surveillance

Oakland Proposes Strongest Anti-Surveillance Regulations in the Country

The legislation would ban the city from signing non-disclosure agreements with surveillance companies.
Mack DeGeurin
5.4.18
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
State of Surveillance

It’s Not Chill At All That Canadian Police Misled the Public For Years About Stingrays

And they need to answer for it.
Jordan Pearson
4.12.17
uk

UK Cops Are Trying to Remove Spy Gear Records from the Web

One document has redacted the section on IMSI catchers, which are used to track mobile phones, and the Metropolitan Police has removed a file on public expenditure all together.
Joseph Cox
11.23.16
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
machines

NYPD Says Talking About Its IMSI Catchers Would Make Them Vulnerable to Hacking

The police department refuses to say which models it uses in an FOI tussle with the NYCLU.
Joseph Cox
9.16.16
Food

This Chewing Stingray Sheds Light on the Evolution of How Animals Eat

This Amazonian stingray chews its food like a cow or goat.
Kate Lunau
9.15.16
SURVEILLANCE

Here Is the Contract for the UK's First Confirmed IMSI Catcher

A Scottish prison used the device to catch inmates using mobile phones.
Joseph Cox
9.13.16
uk

British Companies Are Selling Advanced Spy Tech to Authoritarian Regimes

Over a dozen UK companies have been granted licenses to export telecommunications interception technology such as IMSI-catchers since early 2015.
Joseph Cox
8.26.16
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
robots

To Make a Heart from Scratch, First Build a Robot Stingray

Researchers eventually want to make hybrid hearts for human patients.
Emiko Jozuka
7.7.16
uk

In a First, UK Authority Admits to Using IMSI Catchers for Surveillance

The Scottish Prison Service has been using IMSI catchers (Stingrays) to stop prisoners communicating.
Joseph Cox
5.26.16
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