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Florida Cops’ Secret Weapon: Warrantless Cellphone Tracking

Police in Florida have offered a startling excuse for having used a controversial “stingray” cellphone tracking gadget 200 times without ever telling a judge: the device’s manufacturer made them sign a non-disclosure agreement that they say prevented them from telling the courts.

"This is the first time, however, that a contract with the vendor has been cited as a reason for not obtaining a warrant. The discovery of this hidden detail was made by CNET reporter Declan McCullagh earlier this year.

Authorities opted not to get a warrant either for the use of the Stingray or the search of the apartment, simply because they didn’t want to tell the judge what they were using to locate the suspect, a matter the ACLU finds troubling."


This is yet another example of the encroaching fascism which exists throughout the United States, specifically regarding the military industrial complex and increasing police state. The police department hiding behind a non-disclosure agreement as a way to circumvent the law is in direct opposition to the idea of a transparent government and flies in the face of the rule of law.

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