Cell Phone Tracking
Low-level enforcement were able to monitor phones nationwide with minimal legal oversight. But the predatory bail bonds industry provided a similar, and cheap, service to bounty hunters to track down individuals.
Verizon and other telcos have been selling phone location data to companies catering to marketers and low level law enforcement. Now, Verizon says it is cutting ties with certain firms that abused that data access.
A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.
VICE News has learned that the federal police now have the go-ahead to use IMSI catchers in Canada
Is the FBI's latest Stingray document dump a big 'Fuck You' or a win for transparency?
In 1999, cell phone technology was nascent—how has tracking technology (and the other digital trails we leave) changed investigations since then?