What are Stingrays?
- Track people
- Intercept thousands of cellphone calls
- Quietly eavesdrop on conversations
- Eavesdrop on emails and text messages
NY Police Used Stingrays 1,016 Times
"If carrying a cell phone means being exposed to military-grade surveillance equipment, then the privacy of nearly all New Yorkers is at risk," NYCLU executive director Donna Lieberman says.
"Considering the NYPD's troubling history of surveilling innocent people, it must at the very least establish strict privacy policies and obtain warrants [before] using intrusive equipment like Stingrays that can track people's cell phones."