Police agencies around the United States are using a powerful surveillance tool known as a stingray to mimic cell phone signals to tap into the cellular phones of unsuspecting citizens, track the physical locations of those phones, and perhaps even intercept the content of their communications. In a new study, Cato scholar Adam Bates says that these cell phone trackers are only the vanguard: “Police technology will continue to become more expansive and powerful, and the longer it takes legislatures and courts to produce a legal framework capable of keeping up with technology and ensuring that constitutional rights are protected, the more threatening the surveillance state will become.”

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