Privacy groups and some lawmakers have raised alarms about the secrecy surrounding the use of cell-site simulators and the collection of cellphone information of innocent bystanders. Photo: Reuters Privacy groups and some lawmakers have raised alarms about the secrecy surrounding the use of cell-site simulators and the collection of cellphone information of innocent bystanders. Photo: Reuters
Privacy groups and some lawmakers have raised alarms about the secrecy surrounding the use of cell-site simulators and the collection of cellphone information of innocent bystanders. Photo: Reuters

US Secret Service allowed use of warrantless intrusive phone tracking

Under a new policy, the agency may use the technology in 'exceptional circumstances' without meeting the legal threshold for probable cause

Privacy groups and some lawmakers have raised alarms about the secrecy surrounding the use of cell-site simulators and the collection of cellphone information of innocent bystanders. Photo: Reuters Privacy groups and some lawmakers have raised alarms about the secrecy surrounding the use of cell-site simulators and the collection of cellphone information of innocent bystanders. Photo: Reuters
Privacy groups and some lawmakers have raised alarms about the secrecy surrounding the use of cell-site simulators and the collection of cellphone information of innocent bystanders. Photo: Reuters
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