Federal government is rethinking the use of technology

The federal government may be shifting its stance on one of the most controversial surveillance technologies it employs.

The Justice Department is conducting an internal review on its use of “secret cellphone tracking devices,” according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

For years both federal and state governments have been using a technology, known to many as Stingray, which is able to tap mobile devices as well as track cellular metadata including call times and location.

But formal information about how organizations are collecting and using this data has been scant. This is because local authorities have been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements with the federal government.

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Source: Businessinsider

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