Friday, January 30, 2015

Cell Phone Spying Case to Court - Force Sheriff to Reveal Secrets

NY - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is scheduled to be in court next week as it refuses to hand over information regarding its use of cell phone spying equipment.

2 On Your Side was first to report on the agency's use of so-called cell site simulator equipment. The machines -- often used under the names "Stingray" and "KingFish" -- mimic cell phone towers and trick phones into sending over information.

As we reported exclusively, the county paid more than $350,000 for the machines.