Updates: page started 2019/12/31 IN THIS SECTION What are Stingrays     ACLU on Stingrays     ACLU Lawsuit against ICE     Stingrays/New Mexico  WHAT ARE STINGRAYS - CELL SITE SIMULATORS Stingrays, also known as "cell site simulators" or "IMSI catchers," are invasive cell phone surveillance devices that mimic cell phone towers and send out signals to trick cell phones in the area into transmitting their locations and identifying information. https://www.aclu.org/issues/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/stingray-tracking-devices-whos-got-them ACLU ON STINGRAYS Note from PF: Much of what we have on Stingrays comes from the ACLU. The ACLU’s input (Caution: alternative views of ACLU found on Rivergold; there are indications the ACLU is linked to anti-American agendas including hostile forces from outside the United States; however, we need to know what they are saying and doing, whether or not their ultimate interests are in protecting mainstream America or not; some of the information might be useful for any citizen; always be prepared to watch for antics, including the Two Horns aspect discussed on River Gold like the pot calls the kettle black, or the fireman is the fire starter, or the great white knight is the man behind the knife - in other words, do not always take what this group says and does at face value, there might be hidden aspects).  The thing to consider here is that anti-American groups do not want American security to track their dangerous activities.  Although in the wrong hands tracking devices can and likely do harm any of us, there can be additional agendas behind so-called “good guy” civil rights groups.  For example, Saudi Arabia is a totalitarian state which uses Stasi-like technology to control its people.  When Sunni and Shiite extremists from Saudi Arabia or any other African or Middle Eastern country defy American laws using civil rights groups like the ACLU, it is a game of chess and two-facedness.  We can indeed learn things from the ACLU and other related groups, but we need to be smart about who is supposedly being our friend in these matters.  We do not want mean fanatics of any persuasion tracking us out of discrimination or retaliation while misusing their access through the law, but at the same time, we must have our eyes open about exactly why groups like the ACLU might not like a strong national security system up and operating in the USA. https://www.aclu.org/issues/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/stingray-tracking-devices-whos-got-them ACLU LAWSUIT AGAINS ICE (2019/12/11) ICE’s Stingray cellphone spying ignites lawsuit from the ACLU https://www.fastcompany.com/90442318/ices-stingray-cellphone-spying-ignites-lawsuit-from-the-aclu New Mexico Albuquerque Arstechnica: (2017 Albuquerque police refuse to say if they have stingrays so ACLU sues Albuquerque police refuse to say if they have stingrays, so ACLU sues "These devices are incredibly invasive and the government isn’t being transparent." CYRUS FARIVAR - 7/10/2017, 9:50 AM https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/07/albuquerque-police-refuse-to-say-if-they-have-stingrays-so-aclu-sues/ Govtech: (2018) Police in Albuquerque NM admit to the use of Stingray Device https://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Police-in-Albuquerque-NM-Admit-to-the-Use-of-Stingray-Device.html