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Md. appeals court rules against Stingray cellphone-surveillance device

This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows the StingRay II, manufactured by Harris Corporation, of Melbourne, Fla., a cellular site simulator used for surveillance purposes. A police officer testified Wednesday that the Baltimore Police Department has used Hailstorm, a upgraded version of the StringRay surveillance device, 4,300 times and believes it is under orders by the U.S. government to withhold evidence from criminal trials and ignore subpoenas in cases where the device is used. (AP Photo/U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

BALTIMORE — A Maryland appeals court says a clandestine cellphone-surveillance device used by Baltimore police in an attempted murder case violates the Fourth Amendment and any evidence collected using it must be excluded. The Court of Special Appeals issued the ...

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Stingray wins over police, less so legislators

American law enforcement has fallen in love with the Stingray, a type of gadget that impersonates cellphone towers in order to gather information from people’s mobile devices.

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Cell-tower spying tool draws fire

StingRay surveillance tool leads news summary that includes look at insanity defense, sexual-harassment trial and conviction for criticizing Thai monarchy.

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