• Senator to DOJ: Reveal your secret paragraph-long explanation of stingrays

    10 monthes ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Sen. Ron Wyden speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC.
    Sen. Ron Wyden has sent a new letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for more information about stingrays, also known as cell-site simulators.
    As Ars has reported for years, stingrays determine a phone's location by spoofing a cell tower. In some cases, they can also intercept calls and text messages. Once deployed, the devices intercept data from a target phone along with information from other phones within the vicinity.
    Recently, as part of Sen. Wyden's ongoing efforts to shed...
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