Motherboard found various military and federal law enforcement agencies have bought the Crossbow, which appears to target phones on 4G.
The legislation would ban the city from signing non-disclosure agreements with surveillance companies.
Police have been using ISMI catchers for mass cellphone surveillance; civil liberties advocates call the practice "particularly invasive."
From stakeholders to the public, nobody seems happy with the government’s approach to national security overhaul
And they need to answer for it.
Cellphone surveillance technology has been a closely guarded secret in Canadian law enforcement. But it doesn’t always work, and that can make it hard to defend yourself in court.
New documents show how the Canadian cops are still obfuscating on their use of Stingrays.
One document has redacted the section on IMSI catchers, which are used to track mobile phones, and the Metropolitan Police has removed a file on public expenditure all together.
The leaked picture confirms that cops and feds hide these powerful surveillance devices inside police cars.
The police department refuses to say which models it uses in an FOI tussle with the NYCLU.