>> maintain the status quo.
> [looking around] I didn't know I had a cuckoo clock! Now if I could
> just find out where the hell I put it...
The fact is you were so quick to dismiss someone mentioning Stingray as
a conspiracy theory nut.
With a lousy 10-second Google search you would have educated yourself.
The StingRay is an IMSI-catcher with both passive (digital analyzer) and
active (cell-site simulator) capabilities. When operating in active
mode, the device mimics a wireless carrier cell tower in order to force
all nearby mobile phones and other cellular data devices to connect to it.
KEYWORDS: ALL NEARBY MOBILE PHONES.
ALL OF THEM.
Innocents and crooks alike. If you're in the range of a LEO Stingray
device, your phone is going to connect to it whether you want it to or not.
Then, when you make a call, it will be passing through THEIR DEVICE
before being relayed to the nearest cell tower.
The StingRay family of devices can be mounted in vehicles, on air
planes, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. Hand-carried versions
are referred to under the trade name KingFish.
Yeah.. HAND CARRIED.
Your mobile phone, right now, could be connected to one of these fucking
things and you would never know it.
All because the asshole 3 doors down is dealing meth... The Government
gets to look at every goddamn thing you do on your phone.
ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), alone, has used these devices
HUNDREDS of times. Well, they don't differentiate between the cell
phone a border hopper is carrying and that of a resident alien or citizen.