The City of Oakland released documents that show local police are applying for a federal grant to upgrade their Stingray cell phone tracking device that will cost $535,000 and further their spying capabilities.
The Oakland Police Department, Fremont Police Department, and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office have requested the illegal spying software upgrade.
Stingray technology allows police to create a phoney cell tower sucking your cell data, signal, conversations and texts into it. This allows local police to listen in, track and download your cell data – giving them personal insight and data illegally.
This is a clear violation of the fourth amendment. Police take an oath to protect the constitution when employed by the people. This shows how corrupt and federalized American police departments have become.
Police say the Stingray can triangulate a particular cell phone’s location to within nine feet.